Obituaries

Wilma Wendelgass
B: 1946-05-26
D: 2020-09-20
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Wendelgass, Wilma
Laurie Abell
B: 1966-01-18
D: 2020-09-14
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Abell, Laurie
Lisa Young
B: 1965-03-30
D: 2020-09-12
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Young, Lisa
James Dunn
B: 1959-06-26
D: 2020-09-12
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Dunn, James
Jackie Rivers
B: 1938-01-23
D: 2020-09-09
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Rivers, Jackie
Olene Tyler
B: 1937-07-31
D: 2020-09-07
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Tyler, Olene
Linda Tiller
B: 1955-01-13
D: 2020-09-04
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Tiller, Linda
Lorenzo Igayac
B: 1944-12-30
D: 2020-08-25
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Igayac, Lorenzo
Louis Moreno
B: 1949-06-21
D: 2020-08-16
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Moreno, Louis
Rufus Barker
B: 1946-10-28
D: 2020-08-10
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Barker, Rufus
Adelia Kirk
B: 1950-06-14
D: 2020-08-08
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Kirk, Adelia
Maria Rodriguez
B: 1964-10-03
D: 2020-08-04
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Rodriguez, Maria
Janie Bonnell
B: 1951-08-21
D: 2020-07-29
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Bonnell, Janie
Stella Anderson
B: 1949-06-24
D: 2020-07-16
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Anderson, Stella
Bobby Parsons
B: 1948-08-03
D: 2020-07-01
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Parsons, Bobby
Neta Mullins
B: 1940-06-24
D: 2020-06-13
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Mullins, Neta
Teresa Sanders
B: 1959-06-29
D: 2020-06-11
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Sanders, Teresa
Cecil Ming
B: 1945-02-23
D: 2020-06-02
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Ming, Cecil
Norma Dyer
B: 1941-11-21
D: 2020-06-01
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Dyer, Norma
Jeffrey Galavez
B: 1958-02-06
D: 2020-05-24
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Galavez, Jeffrey
Freida Cox
B: 1939-06-19
D: 2020-05-23
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Cox, Freida

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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 325-672-3228 to begin.

Online Sources:

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