Virginia White
B: 1933-04-11
D: 2018-03-20
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White, Virginia
William Irwin
B: 1927-08-01
D: 2018-03-17
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Irwin, William
Steven Golley
B: 1953-09-13
D: 2018-03-16
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Golley, Steven
Troy Wilson
B: 1956-05-09
D: 2018-03-15
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Wilson, Troy
Frances Winton
B: 1934-11-29
D: 2018-03-15
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Winton, Frances
Ronald Willcox
B: 1939-04-13
D: 2018-03-14
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Willcox, Ronald
Helen Cramphin
B: 1914-05-02
D: 2018-03-07
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Cramphin, Helen
Bridget Shantal
B: 1994-08-31
D: 2018-03-06
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Shantal, Bridget
Rock Keith
B: 1957-10-11
D: 2018-02-28
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Keith, Rock
Clifford McLaughlin
B: 1930-02-08
D: 2018-02-27
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McLaughlin, Clifford
Robert Betz
B: 1932-02-24
D: 2018-02-26
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Betz, Robert
Iola Idzi
B: 1946-12-11
D: 2018-02-25
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Idzi, Iola
Lisa Harris
B: 1971-07-05
D: 2018-02-25
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Harris, Lisa
Roderick Booth
B: 1926-04-05
D: 2018-02-24
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Booth, Roderick
Lamont Clark
B: 1941-03-21
D: 2018-02-22
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Clark, Lamont
Betty Seibert
B: 1932-08-17
D: 2018-02-21
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Seibert, Betty
John Ray
B: 1945-11-25
D: 2018-02-19
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Ray, John
Shelley Sykes
B: 1951-08-21
D: 2018-02-19
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Sykes, Shelley
Pete Gridley
B: 1960-02-17
D: 2018-02-16
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Gridley, Pete
Katherine Smith
B: 1935-09-03
D: 2018-02-15
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Smith, Katherine
Enid Morris
B: 1926-08-04
D: 2018-02-14
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Morris, Enid


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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 315-824-2417 to begin.

Online Sources:

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