Obituaries

Joseph Warren, III
B: 1962-03-08
D: 2018-05-07
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Warren, III, Joseph
Tyler Hill
B: 1992-10-25
D: 2018-04-26
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Hill, Tyler
Lucion Jones
B: 1952-10-15
D: 2018-04-17
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Jones, Lucion
Alan Reed
B: 1962-04-10
D: 2018-04-05
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Reed , Alan
Mother Linda Ford
B: 1949-06-21
D: 2018-03-13
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Ford, Mother Linda
Ms. Lori Oliver
B: 1979-08-22
D: 2018-03-06
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Oliver, Ms. Lori
Phyllis James
B: 1947-02-01
D: 2018-03-01
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James, Phyllis
Horace Hines
B: 1950-01-09
D: 2018-01-12
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Hines, Horace
Sherry Davis
B: 1961-10-16
D: 2018-01-10
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Davis, Sherry
David Sampsell
B: 1962-09-05
D: 2018-01-06
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Sampsell, David
Sherwood Daniels
B: 1949-03-11
D: 2017-12-12
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Daniels, Sherwood
Jimmie Pearson
B: 1964-01-27
D: 2017-11-27
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Pearson, Jimmie
Isidro Orruego
B: 1976-01-15
D: 2017-11-04
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Orruego, Isidro
John Hagins
B: 1929-10-09
D: 2017-10-29
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Hagins, John
Mother McClain
B: 1924-08-28
D: 2017-10-29
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McClain, Mother
Annie Sauls
B: 1927-03-09
D: 2017-10-21
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Sauls, Annie
Herman Garner
B: 1943-05-18
D: 2017-10-07
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Garner, Herman
Jeffrey Patterson
B: 1967-10-20
D: 2017-09-21
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Patterson, Jeffrey
Deacon Suggs
B: 1950-01-29
D: 2017-09-17
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Suggs, Deacon
Baby Daughtry
B: 2017-09-08
D: 2017-09-09
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Daughtry, Baby
Malissia Davis
B: 1973-08-02
D: 2017-09-03
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Davis, Malissia

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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 (919) 947-1600 to begin.

Online Sources:

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