Obituaries

Dr. Lillian Avner
B: 1952-03-18
D: 2017-10-17
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Avner, Dr. Lillian
Virgina Barton
B: 1920-07-10
D: 2017-10-15
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Barton, Virgina
Frances Childress
B: 1938-07-30
D: 2017-10-14
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Childress, Frances
Larry Dripps
B: 1943-10-10
D: 2017-10-14
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Dripps, Larry
Robert Lucas
B: 1935-07-23
D: 2017-10-14
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Lucas, Robert
Richard Brendlinger
B: 1930-05-05
D: 2017-10-12
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Brendlinger, Richard
Elsie Gordon
B: 1924-07-30
D: 2017-10-11
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Gordon, Elsie
Damian Castro
B: 1927-09-12
D: 2017-10-10
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Castro, Damian
Thomas Johnson
B: 1952-08-04
D: 2017-10-10
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Johnson, Thomas
Duane Kress
B: 1965-06-27
D: 2017-10-07
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Kress, Duane
Mary Deebo
B: 1928-04-18
D: 2017-10-06
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Deebo, Mary
Brenda Marion
B: 1938-06-11
D: 2017-10-05
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Marion, Brenda
Dee Blore
B: 1937-09-06
D: 2017-10-04
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Blore, Dee
Dorothy Datz
B: 1924-01-08
D: 2017-09-28
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Datz, Dorothy
Mark Costain
B: 1958-10-02
D: 2017-09-28
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Costain, Mark
Carolina Andaya
B: 1935-03-09
D: 2017-09-26
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Andaya, Carolina
Archie Hendry
B: 1934-02-03
D: 2017-09-23
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Hendry, Archie
Tina Walker
B: 1958-01-14
D: 2017-09-21
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Walker, Tina
Charlotte Kelton
B: 1954-12-16
D: 2017-09-15
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Kelton, Charlotte
Anthony Di Vita
B: 1928-03-01
D: 2017-09-14
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Di Vita, Anthony
Albert Colletti
B: 1957-08-31
D: 2017-09-12
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Colletti, Albert

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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 (772) 287-1985 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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