Obituaries

Viola Williams
B: 1961-10-01
D: 2021-04-16
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Williams, Viola
Thomas VanLandingham
B: 1965-07-02
D: 2021-04-14
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VanLandingham, Thomas
Spencer Savage
B: 1936-02-06
D: 2021-04-10
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Savage, Spencer
Leslie Lankford
B: 1973-01-16
D: 2021-04-09
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Lankford, Leslie
Emma Hicks
B: 1927-07-25
D: 2021-04-05
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Hicks, Emma
Mary Allen
B: 1940-08-27
D: 2021-04-02
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Allen, Mary
Josephine Bagwell
B: 1932-05-27
D: 2021-04-01
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Bagwell, Josephine
Calvin Strand
B: 1946-11-05
D: 2021-03-31
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Strand, Calvin
Diane Bragg
B: 1943-04-17
D: 2021-03-31
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Bragg, Diane
Frederick Young
B: 1952-10-28
D: 2021-03-31
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Young, Frederick
Gloria Knox
B: 1950-12-08
D: 2021-03-30
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Knox, Gloria
Mary Justis
B: 1922-09-14
D: 2021-03-21
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Justis, Mary
Minister Tyler Bivens
B: 1995-02-23
D: 2021-03-20
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Bivens, Minister Tyler
Bertha Giddens
B: 1932-10-26
D: 2021-03-20
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Giddens, Bertha
Pastor Marlene Brown
B: 1949-10-27
D: 2021-03-17
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Brown, Pastor Marlene
Carletta Greenlee
B: 1959-12-21
D: 2021-03-13
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Greenlee, Carletta
Claudine Smith
B: 1963-02-24
D: 2021-03-12
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Smith, Claudine
Theodore Graves
B: 1941-10-15
D: 2021-03-08
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Graves, Theodore
Rahmeer Ballard
B: 2000-09-02
D: 2021-03-08
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Ballard, Rahmeer
Mary Bundick
B: 1927-11-14
D: 2021-03-01
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Bundick, Mary
Berneda Nock
B: 1950-03-07
D: 2021-02-23
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Nock, Berneda

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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 757-787-2504 to begin.

Online Sources:

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