Obituaries

Maxine Bell
B: 1948-07-16
D: 2017-11-30
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Bell, Maxine
Paula Jones
B: 1959-02-14
D: 2017-11-29
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Jones, Paula
Tyvon Clark
B: 1995-02-24
D: 2017-11-29
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Clark, Tyvon
Jean Simpson
B: 1943-03-03
D: 2017-11-27
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Simpson, Jean
ORELIA MITCHELL
B: 1953-01-27
D: 2017-11-27
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MITCHELL, ORELIA
BEVERLY JOSEPH
B: 1950-09-01
D: 2017-11-25
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JOSEPH, BEVERLY
DEYON BENJAMIN
B: 1954-10-10
D: 2017-11-21
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BENJAMIN, DEYON
Alice Gales
B: 1941-03-26
D: 2017-11-18
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Gales, Alice
Rogers Washington
B: 1950-07-01
D: 2017-11-17
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Washington, Rogers
George Chevalier
B: 1943-01-24
D: 2017-11-15
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Chevalier, George
Lilly Octave
B: 1922-06-11
D: 2017-11-14
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Octave, Lilly
James Brown
B: 1967-04-19
D: 2017-11-12
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Brown, James
MATHEW ALEXANDER
B: 1955-06-14
D: 2017-11-12
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ALEXANDER, MATHEW
Joseph Collins
B: 1937-01-15
D: 2017-11-04
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Collins, Joseph
DAISY MITCHELL
B: 1941-05-01
D: 2017-10-29
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MITCHELL, DAISY
PAYTON COLEMAN
B: 2017-04-02
D: 2017-10-20
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COLEMAN, PAYTON
LEROY MITCHELL
B: 1943-01-06
D: 2017-10-18
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MITCHELL, LEROY
LUCIEN GARRETT
B: 1959-08-31
D: 2017-10-14
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GARRETT, LUCIEN
KEVIN JOSEPH
B: 1955-12-23
D: 2017-10-12
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JOSEPH, KEVIN
Mary Kelson
B: 1925-09-23
D: 2017-10-07
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Kelson, Mary
MELVIN JOSEPH
B: 1947-10-30
D: 2017-10-05
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JOSEPH, MELVIN

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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