Obituaries

Cervone Copes
B: 1977-06-21
D: 2020-03-28
View Details
Copes, Cervone
Theodore Summerville
B: 1946-10-17
D: 2020-03-28
View Details
Summerville, Theodore
Emmanuel Nazaire
B: 1966-10-08
D: 2020-03-26
View Details
Nazaire, Emmanuel
Gloria Doughty
B: 1966-01-19
D: 2020-03-26
View Details
Doughty, Gloria
Alva Sheppard
B: 1934-03-27
D: 2020-03-23
View Details
Sheppard, Alva
Fred Bailey
B: 1948-08-22
D: 2020-03-22
View Details
Bailey, Fred
William Rayfield
B: 1943-04-19
D: 2020-03-20
View Details
Rayfield, William
Willie Howard
B: 1950-03-18
D: 2020-03-15
View Details
Howard, Willie
Barbara White
B: 1949-09-25
D: 2020-03-14
View Details
White, Barbara
Mitchell Corbin
B: 1956-09-10
D: 2020-03-10
View Details
Corbin, Mitchell
Alfred Anderson
B: 1933-12-09
D: 2020-03-06
View Details
Anderson, Alfred
George Drummond
B: 1943-03-29
D: 2020-02-27
View Details
Drummond, George
Edith Brown
B: 1919-03-11
D: 2020-02-26
View Details
Brown, Edith
Dory Epps
B: 1972-07-16
D: 2020-02-24
View Details
Epps, Dory
Della Corbin
B: 1959-11-09
D: 2020-02-19
View Details
Corbin, Della
Debra Bell
B: 1969-05-06
D: 2020-02-14
View Details
Bell, Debra
Mary Holden
B: 1954-04-29
D: 2020-02-13
View Details
Holden, Mary
Carolyn Cannon
B: 1955-06-25
D: 2020-02-04
View Details
Cannon, Carolyn
Gertrude Taylor
B: 1931-02-06
D: 2020-01-28
View Details
Taylor, Gertrude
Mae Northam
B: 1926-04-27
D: 2020-01-25
View Details
Northam, Mae
Bessie Floyd
B: 1955-04-17
D: 2020-01-18
View Details
Floyd, Bessie

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
PO Box 176
24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
Accomac, VA 23301
Phone: 757-787-2504
Fax: 757-787-5606

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