Obituaries

Robert Cook
B: 1944-05-27
D: 2017-10-17
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Cook, Robert
Keith O'Dillon
B: 1957-09-08
D: 2017-10-15
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O'Dillon, Keith
Jerry Davis
D: 2017-10-15
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Davis, Jerry
James Lance
B: 1930-11-06
D: 2017-10-14
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Lance, James
Thomas Taylor
B: 1946-06-29
D: 2017-10-11
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Taylor, Thomas
Clarence Scogin
D: 2017-10-10
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Scogin, Clarence
Bobby Leverett
B: 1929-06-25
D: 2017-10-08
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Leverett, Bobby
Ruby Freeman
B: 1920-05-14
D: 2017-10-08
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Freeman, Ruby
Julia Fielding
B: 1937-02-15
D: 2017-10-08
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Fielding, Julia
Charles Ivie
B: 1941-11-14
D: 2017-10-08
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Ivie, Charles
Don Leaptrott
B: 1931-04-21
D: 2017-10-07
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Leaptrott, Don
Christopher Simonton
B: 1987-08-20
D: 2017-10-07
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Simonton, Christopher
Jessie James
B: 1931-12-12
D: 2017-10-06
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James, Jessie
Robert Smith
D: 2017-10-05
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Smith, Robert
Rose Avants
B: 1938-09-23
D: 2017-10-04
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Avants, Rose
Wayne Gaddis
B: 1944-05-18
D: 2017-09-29
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Gaddis, Wayne
Eva Carson
B: 1933-11-22
D: 2017-09-28
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Carson, Eva
Willie Crawford
B: 1929-10-25
D: 2017-09-27
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Crawford, Willie
Carolyn Taylor
B: 1944-09-02
D: 2017-09-26
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Taylor, Carolyn
Chris Edwards
B: 1957-07-16
D: 2017-09-26
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Edwards, Chris
Gayle Thomas
B: 1952-02-11
D: 2017-09-22
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Thomas, Gayle

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Traditional Funeral Services

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 (706) 546-1587 to begin.

Online Sources:

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