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Jean Thomas
B: 1937-02-18
D: 2017-06-23
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Thomas, Jean
Johnny Rosenbaum
B: 1946-05-16
D: 2017-06-21
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Rosenbaum, Johnny
Jerry Lee Goodson
D: 2017-06-17
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Goodson, Jerry Lee
Dorothy Marie Pannell
B: 1954-03-28
D: 2017-06-16
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Pannell, Dorothy Marie
Blanche Denton Hill
B: 1929-12-19
D: 2017-06-10
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Denton Hill , Blanche
Minnie Hobbs
B: 1934-05-30
D: 2017-06-10
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Hobbs , Minnie
Stephen Lewis "Steve" Gentry
B: 1953-07-18
D: 2017-06-05
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Gentry, Stephen Lewis "Steve"
Donald "Big Don" Lester
B: 1938-01-17
D: 2017-06-05
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Lester, Donald "Big Don"
James Emory Gilbert, Jr.
B: 1966-08-20
D: 2017-05-30
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Gilbert, Jr., James Emory
Ella Jean "Punkin" Nipper
B: 1953-07-21
D: 2017-05-26
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Nipper, Ella Jean "Punkin"
Donald G. Preston
B: 1930-10-03
D: 2017-05-23
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Preston, Donald G.
Hoil M. Houck
B: 1921-09-29
D: 2017-05-21
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Houck, Hoil M.
Keith Michael Williams
B: 1973-01-27
D: 2017-05-19
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Williams, Keith Michael
Maggie Lee McGlothlin
B: 2017-05-16
D: 2017-05-16
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McGlothlin, Maggie Lee
Geraldine May
B: 1920-05-27
D: 2017-05-15
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May, Geraldine
Virginia Lowe
D: 2017-05-13
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Lowe , Virginia
Thelma Rominger
D: 2017-05-12
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Rominger , Thelma
Emolyn Thomas King
B: 1943-07-28
D: 2017-05-11
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King, Emolyn Thomas
James Blevins
B: 1961-11-08
D: 2017-05-08
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Blevins , James
James Richard Alexander
B: 1936-06-25
D: 2017-04-30
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Alexander, James Richard
Linda Thomas
B: 1940-03-19
D: 2017-04-27
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Thomas , Linda

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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 276.628.2131 to begin.

Online Sources:

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