Obituaries

Andrew Grondin
D: 2017-08-19
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Grondin, Andrew
June Todd
B: 1929-03-23
D: 2017-08-18
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Todd, June
JoAnn Marchant
B: 1942-11-30
D: 2017-08-17
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Marchant, JoAnn
Earlene Whittle
B: 1929-05-19
D: 2017-08-17
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Whittle, Earlene
Michael Goldstone
B: 1956-05-28
D: 2017-08-16
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Goldstone, Michael
Mary Layman
B: 1927-12-15
D: 2017-08-12
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Layman, Mary
Phyllis Harris
B: 1936-08-11
D: 2017-08-11
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Harris, Phyllis
James Fox
B: 1950-09-03
D: 2017-08-10
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Fox, James
Richard McGuffin
B: 1955-09-27
D: 2017-08-09
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McGuffin, Richard
Phillip Lucas
B: 1946-10-01
D: 2017-08-07
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Lucas, Phillip
Charlene Fought
B: 1958-01-01
D: 2017-08-04
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Fought, Charlene
Juan Palomo
B: 1929-11-24
D: 2017-08-03
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Palomo, Juan
Anita Murdach
B: 1939-08-25
D: 2017-08-03
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Murdach, Anita
Lindi Ma
B: 1925-11-03
D: 2017-07-28
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Ma, Lindi
Fannie Walker
B: 1927-10-03
D: 2017-07-26
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Walker, Fannie
James Wells
B: 1933-02-23
D: 2017-07-26
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Wells, James
Richard Harden
B: 1954-09-18
D: 2017-07-24
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Harden, Richard
Dorothy Franklin - Davis
B: 1967-02-21
D: 2017-07-23
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Franklin - Davis, Dorothy
Alfredo Limos
B: 1950-12-11
D: 2017-07-20
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Limos, Alfredo
Nicole Cunha
B: 1975-04-01
D: 2017-07-19
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Cunha, Nicole
Sachiko Selbe
B: 1935-03-22
D: 2017-07-17
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Selbe, Sachiko

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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