Obituaries

Harrison Demgen
B: 1926-07-23
D: 2017-09-21
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Demgen , Harrison
Pasco Masso
D: 2017-09-12
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Masso, Pasco
Mary Studstill
B: 1936-01-16
D: 2017-09-09
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Studstill, Mary
Beatrice Britton
D: 2017-09-08
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Britton, Beatrice
Virginia Buckless
B: 1943-07-26
D: 2017-09-08
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Buckless, Virginia
Mary Spivey
B: 1924-01-30
D: 2017-09-07
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Spivey, Mary
Dale Jamison
B: 1930-10-16
D: 2017-09-06
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Jamison, Dale
Sandra Arnold
B: 1957-08-24
D: 2017-09-04
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Arnold, Sandra
Monica Patino
B: 1984-07-18
D: 2017-09-04
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Patino, Monica
Gordon Roberts
B: 2017-10-23
D: 2017-09-03
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Roberts, Gordon
Jennie Cannon
B: 1929-01-20
D: 2017-09-03
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Cannon, Jennie
Shirley Sawyer
B: 1929-01-09
D: 2017-09-03
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Sawyer, Shirley
Teresa Kelly
B: 1955-05-15
D: 2017-08-29
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Kelly, Teresa
Margie Cronin
B: 1922-03-24
D: 2017-08-29
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Cronin, Margie
Joseph Moccio
B: 1934-01-19
D: 2017-08-28
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Moccio, Joseph
Joan Donelson
B: 1937-02-24
D: 2017-08-27
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Donelson, Joan
Elaine Ilku
B: 1941-02-07
D: 2017-08-26
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Ilku, Elaine
Thomas Jacobs
B: 1939-09-12
D: 2017-08-26
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Jacobs, Thomas
Walter Wall
B: 1934-08-14
D: 2017-08-25
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Wall, Walter
Alda Brillante
B: 1932-12-05
D: 2017-08-23
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Brillante, Alda
James Fowler
B: 1957-12-12
D: 2017-08-20
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Fowler, James

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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 321-254-1532 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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