Obituaries

Arlene Gilbert Rivers
B: 1949-01-14
D: 2021-05-04
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Gilbert Rivers, Arlene
Lowell Matott
B: 1957-04-02
D: 2021-05-04
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Matott, Lowell
Mary Duprey
B: 1937-02-12
D: 2021-05-02
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Duprey, Mary
Danielle Cole
B: 1975-01-04
D: 2021-05-01
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Cole, Danielle
Roy Tarbell
B: 1942-09-26
D: 2021-04-30
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Tarbell, Roy
Theresa Fitzgerald
B: 1928-04-26
D: 2021-04-28
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Fitzgerald, Theresa
Margaret Dillon
B: 1967-01-22
D: 2021-04-25
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Dillon, Margaret
Margaret Terrance
B: 1951-09-07
D: 2021-04-24
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Terrance, Margaret
Betty Sunday
B: 1936-02-12
D: 2021-04-23
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Sunday, Betty
Tabatha Matthie
B: 1971-12-08
D: 2021-04-20
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Matthie, Tabatha
Erroldean "Deanie" Wright
B: 1942-03-29
D: 2021-04-16
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Wright, Erroldean "Deanie"
Jeffery Adams
B: 1964-03-18
D: 2021-04-16
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Adams, Jeffery
Bernard Brault
B: 1936-01-20
D: 2021-04-15
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Brault, Bernard
Michael Adams
B: 1975-03-27
D: 2021-04-14
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Adams, Michael
Lynn Smith
B: 1941-01-26
D: 2021-04-10
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Smith, Lynn
Kenneth Daniels
B: 1926-10-15
D: 2021-04-09
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Daniels, Kenneth
Jo Ann Adams Stark
B: 1945-02-20
D: 2021-04-08
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Adams Stark, Jo Ann
Bernard Chapman
B: 1927-06-09
D: 2021-04-05
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Chapman, Bernard
Elinor Kellam
B: 1925-10-30
D: 2021-04-05
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Kellam, Elinor
Ellen Moore
B: 1929-08-25
D: 2021-03-30
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Moore, Ellen
Gordon Ransom
B: 1940-03-11
D: 2021-03-29
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Ransom, Gordon

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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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