Obituaries

Edwin Long
B: 1934-09-04
D: 2017-10-12
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Long, Edwin
William Herald
B: 1924-05-30
D: 2017-10-14
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Herald, William
Martha Sissons
B: 1948-09-28
D: 2017-10-12
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Sissons, Martha
Mildred Hart
B: 1933-10-22
D: 2017-10-09
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Hart, Mildred
Sondra Alfonso
B: 1959-11-21
D: 2017-10-05
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Alfonso, Sondra
Tia Juana Platt
B: 1927-03-04
D: 2017-09-30
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Platt, Tia Juana
Matthew Beal
B: 1969-06-10
D: 2017-10-02
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Beal, Matthew
Orlean Hunter
B: 1922-04-19
D: 2017-10-05
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Hunter, Orlean
Devonna Cervantes
B: 1956-09-05
D: 2017-09-25
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Cervantes, Devonna
Donald Boswell
B: 1949-04-29
D: 2017-09-23
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Boswell, Donald
Effie Gazaway
B: 1942-06-13
D: 2017-09-26
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Gazaway, Effie
Vernon Langley
B: 1922-10-06
D: 2017-09-22
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Langley, Vernon
Ricky McDaniel
D: 2017-09-21
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McDaniel, Ricky
James Phillips
B: 1944-03-15
D: 2017-09-22
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Phillips, James
Philip Johnson
B: 1953-01-19
D: 2017-09-19
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Johnson, Philip
Thressal Barnes
B: 1933-12-08
D: 2017-09-13
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Barnes, Thressal
Molly Tucker
B: 2013-05-28
D: 2017-09-18
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Tucker, Molly
Carl Bullington
B: 1928-04-09
D: 2017-09-20
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Bullington, Carl
Johnathan Long
B: 1992-01-30
D: 2017-09-15
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Long, Johnathan
Brenda Ford
B: 1955-04-04
D: 2017-09-06
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Ford, Brenda
Doris West
D: 2017-08-31
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West, Doris

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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 (405) 372-5550 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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