Obituaries

Helen Reed
B: 1932-02-03
D: 2020-09-12
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Reed, Helen
Billie Workman
B: 1937-07-28
D: 2020-08-31
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Workman, Billie
Clustena Hall
B: 1939-01-30
D: 2020-08-31
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Hall, Clustena
Virginia Castle
B: 1956-05-10
D: 2020-08-28
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Castle, Virginia
Desiree Thompson
B: 1959-03-10
D: 2020-08-28
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Thompson, Desiree
Peggie Dyer
B: 1940-03-19
D: 2020-08-27
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Dyer, Peggie
Patricia Smith
B: 1946-06-03
D: 2020-08-21
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Smith, Patricia
Dina Handshoe
B: 1946-11-12
D: 2020-08-21
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Handshoe, Dina
Walter Jackson
B: 1935-05-10
D: 2020-08-12
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Jackson, Walter
Clarence Douglas Hamilton
B: 1943-08-18
D: 2020-08-08
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Hamilton, Clarence Douglas
Jane Butcher
B: 1950-02-05
D: 2020-08-04
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Butcher, Jane
Henry Clay
B: 1964-02-11
D: 2020-08-03
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Clay, Henry
Maci Fitch
B: 2020-07-27
D: 2020-07-27
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Fitch, Maci
Sara Rebecca Howard Lemaster
B: 1941-07-13
D: 2020-07-18
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Lemaster, Sara Rebecca Howard
Erma Lucille Smith
B: 1941-10-27
D: 2020-07-17
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Smith, Erma Lucille
Exer Stapleton
B: 1940-04-15
D: 2020-07-12
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Stapleton, Exer
Shady Walters
B: 1928-12-04
D: 2020-07-12
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Walters, Shady
Dean Wright
B: 1971-12-03
D: 2020-07-10
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Wright, Dean
Amanda Laney
B: 1990-03-27
D: 2020-07-04
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Laney, Amanda
Gary Jones
B: 1965-09-06
D: 2020-07-01
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Jones, Gary
Edna Spencer
B: 1944-02-19
D: 2020-06-24
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Spencer, Edna

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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 (606) 789-4212 ‬ to begin.

Online Sources:

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