Obituaries

Emma Lee "Bonnie" Murphy
B: 1932-03-29
D: 2017-08-11
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Murphy, Emma Lee "Bonnie"
George Leighton Newnam
B: 1941-10-16
D: 2017-08-09
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Newnam, George Leighton
George Tanksley
B: 1942-03-06
D: 2017-08-08
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Tanksley, George
Paul Smith
B: 1945-07-25
D: 2017-08-07
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Smith, Paul
Charlotte Hoover
B: 1943-01-20
D: 2017-08-04
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Hoover, Charlotte
C. Leslie Dawson
B: 1928-00-00
D: 2017-08-03
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Dawson, C. Leslie
Ralph Barnes
B: 1936-10-02
D: 2017-08-02
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Barnes, Ralph
Edith Johnson
B: 1934-12-16
D: 2017-07-26
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Johnson, Edith
Clay Bryant
B: 1975-10-01
D: 2017-07-23
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Bryant, Clay
Mary Ballard
B: 1949-07-06
D: 2017-07-18
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Ballard, Mary
Victoria Forkner
B: 1962-01-16
D: 2017-07-13
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Forkner, Victoria
Waldean Hammons
B: 1924-03-28
D: 2017-07-12
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Hammons, Waldean
Danny Perry
B: 1946-10-19
D: 2017-07-07
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Perry, Danny
Aaron Byrns
B: 1953-10-07
D: 2017-07-06
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Byrns, Aaron
John Palmore
B: 1917-08-06
D: 2017-07-04
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Palmore, John
Elsie Smith
B: 1927-05-31
D: 2017-07-01
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Smith, Elsie
Sean Kreck
B: 1965-06-13
D: 2017-07-01
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Kreck, Sean
Louise Conway
B: 1928-03-07
D: 2017-06-26
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Conway, Louise
Patricia Steele
B: 1937-03-25
D: 2017-06-25
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Steele, Patricia
Lawrence Marshall
B: 1924-02-26
D: 2017-06-24
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Marshall, Lawrence
John Morgan
B: 1960-08-15
D: 2017-06-24
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Morgan, John

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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 502-227-4526 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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