Obituaries

Betty Jane Pelkey
B: 1939-03-09
D: 2019-02-10
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Pelkey, Betty Jane
Donald Douglas
B: 1937-10-09
D: 2019-02-07
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Douglas, Donald
Harold Adams
B: 1941-08-05
D: 2019-02-04
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Adams, Harold
Valerie Terrance
B: 1951-02-25
D: 2019-02-02
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Terrance, Valerie
Douglas MacPherson
B: 1959-07-26
D: 2019-02-02
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MacPherson, Douglas
Susan Vasser
B: 1950-09-19
D: 2019-01-29
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Vasser, Susan
Winifred Campbell
B: 1929-01-27
D: 2019-01-26
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Campbell, Winifred
Phyllis Terrance
B: 1941-05-05
D: 2019-01-26
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Terrance, Phyllis
Wanda Robertson
B: 1926-05-05
D: 2019-01-25
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Robertson, Wanda
Isabel McDonald
B: 1933-08-01
D: 2019-01-25
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McDonald, Isabel
Richard Barry
B: 1942-04-19
D: 2019-01-22
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Barry, Richard
Woodrow Cook
B: 1959-10-19
D: 2019-01-22
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Cook, Woodrow
Mary Ellen Jackson
B: 1954-03-05
D: 2019-01-20
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Jackson, Mary Ellen
Mary Sue Feltz
B: 1937-12-12
D: 2019-01-19
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Feltz, Mary Sue
Louise Manfred
B: 1942-01-09
D: 2019-01-18
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Manfred, Louise
Charles Smith
B: 1926-03-01
D: 2019-01-16
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Smith, Charles
Sonja Fournier
B: 1937-04-09
D: 2019-01-16
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Fournier, Sonja
Marie Baxter
B: 1932-08-16
D: 2019-01-14
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Baxter, Marie
Edward Terrance
B: 1935-08-23
D: 2019-01-12
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Terrance, Edward
Harriet "Akat" Boots
B: 1944-05-30
D: 2019-01-12
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Boots, Harriet "Akat"
Darlene Cook
B: 1952-06-10
D: 2019-01-11
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Cook, Darlene

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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 (315) 769-3579 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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