Obituaries

Mae Northam
B: 1926-04-27
D: 2020-01-25
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Northam, Mae
Bessie Floyd
B: 1955-04-17
D: 2020-01-18
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Floyd, Bessie
Beverly Chambers Edwards
B: 1949-01-18
D: 2020-01-15
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Chambers Edwards, Beverly
George Fletcher
B: 1941-07-12
D: 2020-01-13
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Fletcher, George
Londyn Morris
B: 2019-03-08
D: 2020-01-13
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Morris, Londyn
Henry Dennis
B: 1943-09-05
D: 2020-01-13
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Dennis, Henry
Louis Jubilee
B: 1933-03-25
D: 2020-01-12
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Jubilee, Louis
Isaiah Townsend
B: 1999-01-13
D: 2020-01-11
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Townsend, Isaiah
Brenda Revels
B: 1956-03-10
D: 2020-01-11
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Revels, Brenda
Dorothy Rogers
B: 1930-10-26
D: 2020-01-07
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Rogers, Dorothy
James Teague
B: 1956-09-24
D: 2020-01-06
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Teague, James
Rosetta Bailey
B: 1933-03-16
D: 2020-01-05
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Bailey, Rosetta
James West
B: 1967-02-03
D: 2020-01-03
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West, James
William Ward
B: 1944-11-07
D: 2019-12-31
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Ward, William
Elton Douglas
B: 1933-03-05
D: 2019-12-31
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Douglas, Elton
Russell Savage
B: 1951-04-24
D: 2019-12-28
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Savage, Russell
Deanna Goodwine
B: 1964-09-02
D: 2019-12-22
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Goodwine, Deanna
Irene Crippen
B: 1944-06-14
D: 2019-12-17
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Crippen, Irene
Bessie James
B: 1948-06-02
D: 2019-12-16
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James, Bessie
Tayvion Smith
B: 2001-02-14
D: 2019-12-13
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Smith, Tayvion
Deborah Bennett
B: 1965-01-31
D: 2019-12-08
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Bennett, Deborah

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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