Obituaries

Barry "Scotty" Scott Coulter
B: 1966-04-24
D: 2018-07-16
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Coulter, Barry "Scotty" Scott
Eleanor J. (Brown) Lyke
B: 1921-07-14
D: 2018-07-13
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Lyke, Eleanor J. (Brown)
Lucile Taylor (Meriwether) Way
B: 1919-04-23
D: 2018-07-12
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Way, Lucile Taylor (Meriwether)
William David Hunter
B: 1946-08-07
D: 2018-07-10
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Hunter, William David
Robert Franklin Bowman
B: 1927-05-04
D: 2018-07-08
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Bowman, Robert Franklin
Esther R. (Marino) Adams
B: 1932-07-21
D: 2018-06-27
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Adams, Esther R. (Marino)
Beatrice Madeline (Brown) Dixon
B: 1936-12-18
D: 2018-06-27
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Dixon, Beatrice Madeline (Brown)
Betty Mae (Noel) Cipoletti
B: 1924-01-16
D: 2018-06-24
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Cipoletti, Betty Mae (Noel)
Jesse Alan Merino
B: 1956-02-01
D: 2018-06-22
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Merino, Jesse Alan
Catherine R. (Campbell) Debnar
B: 1938-06-18
D: 2018-06-21
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Debnar, Catherine R. (Campbell)
Jean "Jeanie" (Carter) Lowe
B: 1940-04-30
D: 2018-06-08
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Lowe, Jean "Jeanie" (Carter)
Kevin Curtis Brown
B: 1957-03-04
D: 2018-06-04
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Brown, Kevin Curtis
Dulcie May (Hartzer) McVicker
B: 1924-11-02
D: 2018-06-02
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McVicker, Dulcie May (Hartzer)
James McElroy
B: 1947-12-11
D: 2018-06-01
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McElroy, James
Harold C. "Pete" McFadden
B: 1933-12-11
D: 2018-06-01
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McFadden, Harold C. "Pete"
Thomas Donaldson Brown Jr.
B: 1931-11-26
D: 2018-05-31
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Brown Jr. , Thomas Donaldson
William "Bill" Richard Bass Jr.
B: 1958-05-31
D: 2018-05-29
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Bass Jr., William "Bill" Richard
Herbert Mozingo Jr.
B: 1932-11-23
D: 2018-05-29
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Mozingo Jr., Herbert
Dr. Helmut Liedloff
B: 1930-00-00
D: 2018-05-29
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Liedloff, Dr. Helmut
Kenneth Charles Lucas
B: 1950-04-06
D: 2018-05-27
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Lucas, Kenneth Charles
Josephine (Formis) Yost
B: 1930-08-29
D: 2018-05-12
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Yost, Josephine (Formis)

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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 304-737-3551 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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