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Suzanne Cushingberry
B: 1950-06-10
D: 2017-06-21
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Cushingberry, Suzanne
Henrietta Faber
B: 1938-09-14
D: 2017-06-19
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Faber, Henrietta
Howard Holmes
B: 1929-12-21
D: 2017-06-19
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Holmes, Howard
Thomas Lynch
B: 1926-05-10
D: 2017-06-17
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Lynch, Thomas
Sharon Grier
B: 1956-10-06
D: 2017-06-16
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Grier, Sharon
Euphemia Anderson
B: 1949-08-25
D: 2017-06-16
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Anderson, Euphemia
Joseph Heffelfinger
B: 1956-09-16
D: 2017-06-16
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Heffelfinger, Joseph
Mary Lyons
B: 1953-07-12
D: 2017-06-16
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Lyons, Mary
Elizabeth Potter
B: 1924-06-05
D: 2017-06-14
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Potter, Elizabeth
Jennie Brown
B: 1937-09-03
D: 2017-06-14
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Brown, Jennie
Terry Asbury
B: 1942-08-29
D: 2017-06-14
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Asbury, Terry
Patricia Davis
B: 1942-03-15
D: 2017-06-13
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Davis, Patricia
Judith Barbee
B: 1939-08-10
D: 2017-06-13
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Barbee, Judith
David Dayton
B: 1965-03-10
D: 2017-06-13
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Dayton, David
Linda Poole
B: 1968-01-20
D: 2017-06-12
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Poole, Linda
Madonna Burgio
B: 1927-03-06
D: 2017-06-12
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Burgio, Madonna
Patricia Liszewski
B: 1944-01-06
D: 2017-06-10
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Liszewski, Patricia
Betty Rozier
B: 1951-04-22
D: 2017-06-09
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Rozier, Betty
Warren Fox
B: 1942-09-01
D: 2017-06-09
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Fox, Warren
Terrance Cathcart
B: 2014-12-15
D: 2017-06-09
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Cathcart, Terrance
Janie Sorrell
B: 1931-11-23
D: 2017-06-08
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Sorrell, Janie

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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 (800) 501-4343 to begin.

Online Sources:

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