Obituaries

Jeraldine Hanna
B: 1948-11-15
D: 2019-11-06
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Hanna, Jeraldine
Joan Marrero Acosta
B: 1995-12-27
D: 2019-11-02
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Marrero Acosta , Joan
Wanda Barnes
B: 1961-03-25
D: 2019-10-31
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Barnes , Wanda
Wilbert Barnes
B: 1948-04-16
D: 2019-10-29
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Barnes , Wilbert
Helen Dixon
B: 1930-11-14
D: 2019-10-27
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Dixon , Helen
Kathryn Adams
B: 1937-03-08
D: 2019-10-25
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Adams , Kathryn
Mrs. Pauline Robinson
B: 1938-07-11
D: 2019-10-08
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Robinson , Mrs. Pauline
Dorothy Jacobs
B: 1944-06-03
D: 2019-10-01
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Jacobs, Dorothy
Annie McClarin
B: 1945-01-01
D: 2019-09-28
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McClarin, Annie
Larry Barnes
B: 1960-02-04
D: 2019-09-26
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Barnes , Larry
Sophia Woodard
B: 1959-01-27
D: 2019-09-25
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Woodard, Sophia
Larry Martin
B: 1974-02-13
D: 2019-09-19
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Martin, Larry
Barbara Cross
B: 1971-09-17
D: 2019-09-19
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Cross , Barbara
Dontreal Lewis
B: 1992-11-17
D: 2019-09-10
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Lewis , Dontreal
Master Jaylen Suggs
B: 2010-02-22
D: 2019-09-09
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Suggs , Master Jaylen
Kimberly Batts
B: 1970-09-26
D: 2019-09-06
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Batts , Kimberly
Shirleane Long
B: 1961-04-30
D: 2019-08-11
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Long, Shirleane
Olivia Whitfield
B: 1939-03-28
D: 2019-08-03
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Whitfield , Olivia
Karen Babe
B: 1949-03-04
D: 2019-07-23
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Babe, Karen
Lovelace "Bruh" Williams
B: 1943-10-31
D: 2019-06-22
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Williams, Lovelace "Bruh"
Christy Andre-Barrow
B: 1975-10-04
D: 2019-06-14
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Andre-Barrow , Christy

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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