Obituaries

Elmer Crowe
B: 1927-02-06
D: 2017-09-19
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Crowe, Elmer
Dorothy Finegan
B: 1925-06-29
D: 2017-09-17
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Finegan, Dorothy
Bette Lanius
B: 1938-01-26
D: 2017-09-16
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Lanius, Bette
Miriam Nordstrom
B: 1930-01-01
D: 2017-09-14
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Nordstrom, Miriam
Kathryn Fleming
B: 1927-10-24
D: 2017-09-14
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Fleming, Kathryn
Linda Horne
B: 1939-01-08
D: 2017-09-12
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Horne, Linda
Daniel Sassone
B: 1995-09-25
D: 2017-09-12
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Sassone, Daniel
Madilyn Phillips
D: 2017-09-08
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Phillips, Madilyn
Debra McElderry
B: 1957-07-07
D: 2017-09-08
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McElderry, Debra
Terry Marquardt
B: 1946-11-30
D: 2017-09-08
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Marquardt, Terry
Doris Flach
B: 1930-06-02
D: 2017-09-06
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Flach, Doris
Wiley Greer
B: 1932-02-05
D: 2017-09-02
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Greer, Wiley
Daniel Whitney
B: 1932-01-02
D: 2017-09-02
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Whitney, Daniel
Roy Malone
B: 1931-02-13
D: 2017-08-31
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Malone, Roy
Donald Bussey
B: 1948-12-06
D: 2017-08-31
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Bussey, Donald
Elli Cleber
B: 1933-02-24
D: 2017-08-30
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Cleber, Elli
David Allen
B: 1927-03-24
D: 2017-08-29
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Allen, David
Kellie Gravett
B: 1972-02-11
D: 2017-08-29
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Gravett, Kellie
Jerome Mazur
B: 1930-03-22
D: 2017-08-27
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Mazur, Jerome
Jesse Fairfax
B: 1929-01-24
D: 2017-08-25
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Fairfax, Jesse
Eileen Barnard
B: 1923-01-23
D: 2017-08-23
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Barnard, Eileen

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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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