Obituaries

Franklin Scott
B: 1949-06-10
D: 2018-04-15
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Scott, Franklin
Rebecca Burress
B: 1922-07-10
D: 2018-04-06
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Burress, Rebecca
Lonnie Grimes
B: 1958-07-31
D: 2018-04-04
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Grimes, Lonnie
Derrick Ramseur
B: 1967-11-30
D: 2018-04-03
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Ramseur, Derrick
Bobbie Delay
B: 1959-02-10
D: 2018-03-29
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Delay, Bobbie
Mark Eckles
B: 1970-12-26
D: 2018-03-29
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Eckles, Mark
Brian Gray
B: 1970-11-11
D: 2018-03-29
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Gray, Brian
James Lindsay
B: 1950-11-02
D: 2018-03-28
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Lindsay, James
Theodore Summers
B: 1946-05-29
D: 2018-03-26
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Summers, Theodore
Muriel Cureton
B: 1938-09-06
D: 2018-03-23
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Cureton, Muriel
Janice Jackson
B: 1955-05-13
D: 2018-03-20
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Jackson, Janice
Wanda Tipps
B: 1964-03-06
D: 2018-03-15
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Tipps, Wanda
Donna Sturghill
B: 1960-01-19
D: 2018-03-09
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Sturghill, Donna
Bynah Little
B: 2018-03-09
D: 2018-03-09
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Little, Bynah
Alberta Ricks
B: 1934-02-01
D: 2018-03-08
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Ricks, Alberta
Johanna Lewis
B: 1971-06-14
D: 2018-03-07
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Lewis, Johanna
Terrie Nesbitt
B: 1959-09-10
D: 2018-03-01
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Nesbitt, Terrie
Kameron Parks
B: 2018-02-25
D: 2018-02-25
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Parks, Kameron
Alice Hackett
B: 1921-09-08
D: 2018-02-22
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Hackett, Alice
Franklin Coleman
B: 1942-05-03
D: 2018-02-21
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Coleman, Franklin
Michael Gregory
B: 1965-06-22
D: 2018-02-17
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Gregory, Michael

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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 (704) 873-3611 to begin.

Online Sources:

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