Obituaries

Steven Gyoker
B: 1944-07-28
D: 2017-10-15
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Gyoker, Steven
Tammy Nolte
B: 1970-08-14
D: 2017-10-13
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Nolte, Tammy
Gerald Ruggles
B: 1944-07-28
D: 2017-10-13
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Ruggles, Gerald
LiAnne Penland
B: 1977-05-01
D: 2017-10-13
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Penland, LiAnne
Otto Stroud
B: 1966-08-02
D: 2017-10-11
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Stroud, Otto
Linda Castaneda
B: 1955-03-12
D: 2017-10-10
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Castaneda, Linda
Joseph Bradbury
B: 1930-03-08
D: 2017-10-10
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Bradbury, Joseph
Gregory Myers
B: 1955-11-05
D: 2017-10-10
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Myers, Gregory
Mary Atkins
B: 1929-02-23
D: 2017-10-08
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Atkins, Mary
Richard Phelps
B: 1927-11-03
D: 2017-10-08
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Phelps, Richard
Johnnie James
B: 1960-06-19
D: 2017-10-06
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James, Johnnie
Virginia Rhind
B: 1929-12-07
D: 2017-10-04
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Rhind, Virginia
Karen Markham
B: 1937-10-12
D: 2017-10-04
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Markham, Karen
Robert Harwell
B: 1923-10-09
D: 2017-09-28
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Harwell, Robert
Donald Zampi
B: 1933-01-26
D: 2017-09-21
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Zampi, Donald
Frances Callahan
B: 1921-09-08
D: 2017-09-18
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Callahan, Frances
Linda Plemmons
B: 1947-07-26
D: 2017-09-17
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Plemmons, Linda
John Gamble
B: 1952-11-16
D: 2017-09-14
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Gamble, John
Eula Compton
B: 1955-01-25
D: 2017-09-14
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Compton, Eula
James Potter
B: 1942-06-10
D: 2017-09-11
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Potter, James
Ronald Brannan, II
B: 1964-05-17
D: 2017-08-24
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Brannan, II, Ronald

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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 757-366-9260 to begin.

Online Sources:

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