Obituaries

Robert Redfearn
B: 1926-09-12
D: 2020-10-18
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Redfearn, Robert
Patricia Stevens
B: 1945-02-04
D: 2020-10-16
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Stevens, Patricia
John Bowen
B: 1949-12-08
D: 2020-10-12
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Bowen, John
Henry Fowler Earnshaw
B: 1940-05-04
D: 2020-10-11
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Earnshaw, Henry Fowler
Motley Self
B: 1958-11-07
D: 2020-10-10
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Self, Motley
Julius Tesh
B: 1931-09-18
D: 2020-10-08
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Tesh, Julius
Lucille Wade
B: 1927-02-06
D: 2020-10-05
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Wade, Lucille
Luanne Glosser
B: 1932-03-14
D: 2020-10-05
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Glosser, Luanne
Guy Hall
B: 1933-11-13
D: 2020-10-04
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Hall, Guy
Cindy Newsom
B: 1956-06-14
D: 2020-10-04
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Newsom, Cindy
James Keller
B: 1942-10-09
D: 2020-10-03
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Keller, James
Connie Hinson
B: 1953-08-24
D: 2020-10-01
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Hinson, Connie
Franklin Combs
B: 1937-08-09
D: 2020-10-01
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Combs, Franklin
Marjorie Shearin
B: 1933-02-25
D: 2020-10-01
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Shearin, Marjorie
Larry Brooks
B: 1957-07-31
D: 2020-09-28
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Brooks, Larry
Cornelius Newsome
B: 1944-09-16
D: 2020-09-26
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Newsome, Cornelius
Estelle Christensen
B: 1926-05-06
D: 2020-09-26
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Christensen, Estelle
Joseph Settle
B: 1942-10-01
D: 2020-09-20
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Settle, Joseph
Doris Ball
B: 1924-08-28
D: 2020-09-19
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Ball, Doris
Robert McKenney
B: 1949-07-12
D: 2020-09-17
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McKenney, Robert
Helen Smith
B: 1938-09-24
D: 2020-09-14
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Smith, Helen

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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 804-333-3770 to begin.

Online Sources:

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