Obituaries

Henry Anderson
D: 2020-06-19
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Anderson, Henry
Carolyn Garner
B: 1951-10-10
D: 2020-06-16
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Garner, Carolyn
Bernard Harden
B: 1956-03-02
D: 2020-06-13
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Harden , Bernard
Harvey Cousins
B: 1942-08-09
D: 2020-06-10
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Cousins , Harvey
Mary Williams
B: 1946-06-28
D: 2020-06-05
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Williams, Mary
Stephen Burnham
B: 1954-02-23
D: 2020-06-03
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Burnham , Stephen
Jimmy Cox
B: 1958-04-02
D: 2020-06-02
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Cox , Jimmy
Cedryc Kennedy
B: 1980-10-29
D: 2020-05-29
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Kennedy , Cedryc
Edward Wooten
B: 1952-02-26
D: 2020-05-28
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Wooten, Edward
Diana Jacobs
B: 1963-06-30
D: 2020-05-23
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Jacobs, Diana
Melvin Hall
B: 1943-11-18
D: 2020-05-23
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Hall, Melvin
Clinton Marshall
B: 1957-08-25
D: 2020-05-18
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Marshall , Clinton
Willie Hudson, Jr.
B: 1948-10-22
D: 2020-05-11
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Hudson, Jr., Willie
William Smith, Jr.
B: 1960-11-15
D: 2020-05-09
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Smith, Jr. , William
Dorothy Darden
B: 1949-06-15
D: 2020-05-08
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Darden, Dorothy
Baby Boy Elijah Dent-Adebiyi
B: 2020-05-06
D: 2020-05-06
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Dent-Adebiyi, Baby Boy Elijah
Gregory Hill
B: 1968-02-27
D: 2020-04-29
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Hill , Gregory
Ruby Stout
B: 1935-09-21
D: 2020-04-08
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Stout , Ruby
Pastor Margie Ryals
B: 1951-03-19
D: 2020-04-07
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Ryals , Pastor Margie
Mrs. Lee Lofton
B: 1965-08-27
D: 2020-04-06
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Lofton , Mrs. Lee
Mrs. Mary Grantham
B: 1938-10-27
D: 2020-03-30
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Grantham , Mrs. Mary

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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