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Lavonda Sites
B: 1950-03-16
D: 2019-07-16
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Sites, Lavonda
Larry Conley
B: 1955-01-05
D: 2019-06-30
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Conley, Larry
Dannie Blanton
B: 1947-06-04
D: 2019-06-27
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Blanton, Dannie
Teresa Fannin
B: 1958-03-27
D: 2019-06-24
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Fannin, Teresa
Franky Stalker
B: 1958-03-29
D: 2019-06-17
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Stalker, Franky
Roger Ratliff
B: 1951-08-25
D: 2019-06-09
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Ratliff, Roger
Paul Webb
B: 1934-08-25
D: 2019-06-07
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Webb, Paul
Richard Stroud
B: 1934-01-02
D: 2019-06-06
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Stroud, Richard
Randolph Tharpe
B: 1962-05-01
D: 2019-06-04
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Tharpe, Randolph
Lucille Skaggs
B: 1934-04-20
D: 2019-06-02
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Skaggs, Lucille
Lori Cantrell
B: 1973-01-03
D: 2019-05-31
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Cantrell, Lori
Reba Mollette
B: 1945-12-28
D: 2019-05-30
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Mollette, Reba
Elbert Keaton
B: 1933-02-04
D: 2019-05-29
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Keaton, Elbert
Andy Blanton, JR
B: 1935-10-22
D: 2019-05-23
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Blanton, JR, Andy
George Donley
B: 1932-08-28
D: 2019-05-14
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Donley, George
Opal Butcher
B: 1952-08-06
D: 2019-05-09
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Butcher, Opal
James Sexton
B: 1960-02-23
D: 2019-05-09
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Sexton, James
Gary Sublett
B: 1946-05-22
D: 2019-05-02
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Sublett, Gary
Joyce Bowens
B: 1943-02-15
D: 2019-04-21
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Bowens, Joyce
Herbert Blevins
B: 1990-03-20
D: 2019-04-20
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Blevins, Herbert
Ernest "Bud" Jones
B: 1932-04-25
D: 2019-04-19
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Jones, Ernest "Bud"

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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