Obituaries

Diane Simmons
B: 1961-09-10
D: 2018-02-16
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Simmons, Diane
Alvin Graham
B: 1942-12-09
D: 2018-02-14
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Graham, Alvin
James Jinks
B: 1957-11-06
D: 2018-02-13
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Jinks, James
William Stampf
B: 1920-04-24
D: 2018-02-09
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Stampf, William
John Griffith
B: 1925-09-23
D: 2018-02-06
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Griffith, John
Lyle Ericson
B: 1943-09-12
D: 2018-01-24
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Ericson, Lyle
John Portmann
B: 1931-03-23
D: 2018-01-21
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Portmann, John
Rosemarie Elefante
B: 1953-12-20
D: 2018-01-20
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Elefante, Rosemarie
Celia Pias
B: 1938-04-30
D: 2018-01-19
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Pias, Celia
Matthew Donaldson
B: 1992-12-22
D: 2018-01-18
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Donaldson, Matthew
Shannon Berry
B: 1977-04-28
D: 2018-01-17
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Berry, Shannon
Russell Anderson
B: 1945-02-14
D: 2018-01-16
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Anderson, Russell
Linda Pace
B: 1981-05-05
D: 2018-01-14
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Pace, Linda
William Huff
B: 1939-06-13
D: 2018-01-12
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Huff, William
Claire Lataille
B: 1929-05-06
D: 2018-01-12
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Lataille, Claire
Thomas Pettersen
B: 1953-06-10
D: 2018-01-12
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Pettersen, Thomas
Peter Apuzzo
B: 1951-08-27
D: 2018-01-12
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Apuzzo, Peter
Gilberto PichardoGomez
B: 1946-03-11
D: 2018-01-11
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PichardoGomez, Gilberto
Ella Butts
B: 1932-04-15
D: 2018-01-09
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Butts, Ella
Samantha Maddox
B: 1968-06-23
D: 2018-01-07
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Maddox, Samantha
Renate Eisenreich
B: 1938-08-13
D: 2018-01-05
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Eisenreich, Renate

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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, testimonies, 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 or a friend's home. 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 (678) 932-2097 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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