Obituaries

Iva Davenport
B: 1930-09-10
D: 2017-07-22
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Davenport, Iva
John Atz
B: 1929-04-17
D: 2017-07-21
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Atz, John
Maeve Kleisler
B: 1960-08-05
D: 2017-07-19
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Kleisler, Maeve
John Koons
B: 1931-12-24
D: 2017-07-19
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Koons, John
Deborah Anderson
B: 1954-07-30
D: 2017-07-13
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Anderson, Deborah
Celestino Hernando
B: 1924-04-26
D: 2017-07-08
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Hernando, Celestino
John McCarthy
B: 1918-12-30
D: 2017-07-07
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McCarthy, John
William Monegue
B: 1933-01-08
D: 2017-07-03
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Monegue, William
Linda Matyas
B: 1945-10-05
D: 2017-06-29
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Matyas, Linda
Louis Boyd
B: 1927-10-13
D: 2017-06-27
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Boyd, Louis
Betty Donahue
B: 1932-06-17
D: 2017-06-27
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Donahue, Betty
Don Davison
B: 1958-07-11
D: 2017-06-27
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Davison, Don
Mary Gray
B: 1927-09-04
D: 2017-06-25
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Gray, Mary
Marylou Crosby
B: 1935-07-09
D: 2017-06-24
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Crosby, Marylou
Lillian Burkhead Chaney
B: 1930-05-08
D: 2017-06-24
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Burkhead Chaney, Lillian
Mildred Varenholt
B: 1929-08-30
D: 2017-06-24
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Varenholt, Mildred
Billy Sutton
B: 1917-11-14
D: 2017-06-20
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Sutton, Billy
Shirley Toler
B: 1949-03-06
D: 2017-06-19
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Toler, Shirley
Ashley Michalec
B: 1991-01-02
D: 2017-06-19
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Michalec, Ashley
Hershel Bohannon
B: 1932-11-06
D: 2017-06-17
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Bohannon, Hershel
Eleanor McNeill
B: 1930-06-09
D: 2017-06-17
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McNeill, Eleanor

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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 (904) 724-6384 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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