Obituaries

Paul Pigg
B: 1923-01-10
D: 2019-03-20
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Pigg, Paul
Bernard Wheelehon
B: 1933-11-18
D: 2019-03-17
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Wheelehon, Bernard
Larry Short
B: 1938-11-25
D: 2019-03-08
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Short, Larry
Carolyn Newsom
B: 1948-01-19
D: 2019-03-08
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Newsom, Carolyn
Arlene Parker
B: 1955-12-19
D: 2019-02-27
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Parker, Arlene
Patricia Westmoreland
B: 1945-01-02
D: 2019-02-25
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Westmoreland, Patricia
Mona Strubinger
B: 1954-08-28
D: 2019-02-15
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Strubinger, Mona
Bobby Wood
B: 1947-12-31
D: 2019-02-14
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Wood, Bobby
Dixie Cole
B: 1934-06-08
D: 2019-02-13
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Cole, Dixie
Leo Charles
B: 1932-01-02
D: 2019-02-12
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Charles, Leo
Leonard Bilbrey
B: 1931-08-06
D: 2019-02-12
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Bilbrey, Leonard
Timothy Haggett
B: 1971-10-16
D: 2019-02-09
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Haggett, Timothy
Virgil Williams
B: 1928-09-16
D: 2019-02-08
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Williams, Virgil
Roger Brinkley
B: 1966-05-31
D: 2019-02-04
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Brinkley, Roger
Uvonne Bollinger
B: 1944-02-17
D: 2019-01-31
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Bollinger, Uvonne
Clarence Sorensen
B: 1946-12-28
D: 2019-01-26
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Sorensen, Clarence
Donna Fisher
B: 1941-07-09
D: 2019-01-24
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Fisher, Donna
Edgar Jackson
B: 1925-03-01
D: 2019-01-23
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Jackson, Edgar
Virgie Hughes
B: 1923-08-20
D: 2019-01-18
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Hughes, Virgie
Ronnie York
B: 1949-01-17
D: 2019-01-18
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York, Ronnie
Michael Rudnicki
B: 1952-11-09
D: 2019-01-07
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Rudnicki, Michael

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The Basics of Traditional Funeral Services

Traditional funeral services include:

  • Visitation: This is often called a viewing or a wake. Guests come to pay their respects to the deceased by viewing their casketed body and spending time with the grieving family. A visitation can occur at any time before the funeral service.
  • Funeral Service: This event commonly takes place at the funeral home, a church, or at the graveside. It can include music, the reading of literary or religious passages, a eulogy, prayer, and the singing of hymns.
  • Committal Service: If the family plans to bury the deceased, this stage involves the vehicle procession to the cemetery.
  • Funeral Reception: Many choose to host this post-service gathering (or repast) at a reception hall. This is considered a time to share memories, laughter, and support.

A funeral service, whether traditional or more modern (memorial service or celebration-of-life), has two functions: to acknowledge the death and lifetime achievements of an individual and to bring grieving family members and friends together in support of one another during this difficult time.

If you are interested in making funeral arrangements for a loved one, we invite you to call us at 573-223-4242 to begin.

Online Sources:

Rostad, Curtis, "The Basics of Funeral Service", Indiana Funeral Directors Association, 2014