Obituaries

Barbara Strong
B: 1940-12-15
D: 2018-02-17
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Strong, Barbara
Henry Clark
B: 1942-10-12
D: 2018-02-03
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Clark, Henry
Willie Mae Smith
B: 1941-06-01
D: 2018-01-29
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Smith, Willie Mae
Paul Schnyder
B: 1939-06-25
D: 2018-01-27
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Schnyder, Paul
Dianne Bazile
B: 1947-05-24
D: 2018-01-22
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Bazile, Dianne
Avis Jessie
B: 1948-07-26
D: 2018-01-20
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Jessie, Avis
Shirley Bland
B: 1950-08-15
D: 2018-01-20
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Bland, Shirley
Rudolph Sorrell
B: 1936-08-27
D: 2018-01-17
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Sorrell, Rudolph
Augustine Fields
B: 1944-04-16
D: 2018-01-06
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Fields, Augustine
Dardnella Clark
B: 1954-12-29
D: 2018-01-05
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Clark, Dardnella
August Turner
B: 1968-11-02
D: 2018-01-02
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Turner, August
Juanita Grimes
B: 1939-02-01
D: 2018-01-01
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Grimes, Juanita
Lennard Butler
B: 1934-04-09
D: 2017-12-31
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Butler, Lennard
Glenn Mogilles
B: 1950-08-08
D: 2017-12-30
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Mogilles, Glenn
Felmon Bethancourt
B: 1936-10-12
D: 2017-12-29
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Bethancourt, Felmon
Jacqueline Oubre
B: 1951-12-19
D: 2017-12-28
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Oubre, Jacqueline
Rosa Lee Priestley
B: 1952-04-01
D: 2017-12-27
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Priestley, Rosa Lee
Charles Harris
B: 1939-01-28
D: 2017-12-25
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Harris, Charles
Norris Pillette
B: 1952-11-24
D: 2017-12-25
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Pillette, Norris
Malcolm August
B: 1967-03-25
D: 2017-12-21
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August, Malcolm
Allan Sutherland
B: 1958-12-23
D: 2017-12-19
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Sutherland, Allan

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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 225.258.4039 to begin.

Online Sources:

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