Obituaries

Clayton Holbrook
B: 1932-07-25
D: 2018-11-17
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Holbrook, Clayton
Carlos Preston
B: 1934-10-13
D: 2018-11-17
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Preston, Carlos
Karen Amburgey
B: 1949-07-09
D: 2018-11-15
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Amburgey, Karen
Prudence Bailey
B: 1917-11-11
D: 2018-11-13
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Bailey, Prudence
Charles Coatney
B: 1940-05-20
D: 2018-11-13
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Coatney, Charles
Betty Thompson
B: 1942-05-26
D: 2018-11-10
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Thompson, Betty
Donald Borders
B: 1951-11-08
D: 2018-11-05
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Borders, Donald
Ruby Burns
B: 1936-12-09
D: 2018-11-02
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Burns, Ruby
Clarence Martin
B: 1931-11-20
D: 2018-11-01
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Martin, Clarence
Jerry Simpson
B: 1946-11-02
D: 2018-11-01
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Simpson, Jerry
CAROLYN TOPPING
B: 1950-06-05
D: 2018-10-26
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TOPPING, CAROLYN
Nora Sparks
B: 1925-02-17
D: 2018-10-22
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Sparks, Nora
Lacy Jr. Trusty
B: 1959-09-11
D: 2018-10-12
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Trusty , Lacy Jr.
Walter Young
B: 1929-05-27
D: 2018-10-09
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Young, Walter
James Price
B: 1945-04-06
D: 2018-10-08
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Price, James
Malta Curtis
B: 1941-02-08
D: 2018-10-04
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Curtis, Malta
Shirlene Webb
B: 1947-12-19
D: 2018-09-28
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Webb, Shirlene
Lucinda Castle
B: 1979-03-21
D: 2018-09-26
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Castle, Lucinda
Patricia Haywood
B: 1941-03-05
D: 2018-09-24
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Haywood, Patricia
Harvey Ratliff
B: 1934-10-12
D: 2018-09-21
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Ratliff, Harvey
William Jerome Mollette
B: 1961-08-02
D: 2018-09-19
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Mollette, William Jerome

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Unlike a traditional funeral, a memorial service is a gathering where a casket is not present (although the urn with the cremated remains may be on display). A memorial service can be held weeks or even months after the death.

A memorial service can be held in a church, the funeral home or a community hall, or somewhere of importance to the deceased and family. There is usually music, selected readings, and a eulogy. Memorial services can be further personalized as a celebration-of-life.

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Our experience has shown us that many of today's families want more than a traditional funeral. This can be done by bringing more of the personality and lifestyle of the deceased into the arrangements. By displaying photographs or staging the event around a favorite pastime, a memorial service can become more personal and meaningful.

If a personalized memorial service suits the needs of your family, we suggest you consider the following questions:

  • What did your loved one like to do?
  • What was he or she like as an individual?
  • What was their profession and how did that shape their life?
  • Was your loved one spiritual?
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