Obituaries

James Mitchell
B: 1945-03-12
D: 2020-11-22
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Mitchell, James
Richard Hollister
B: 1945-01-30
D: 2020-11-21
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Hollister, Richard
Theresa Love
B: 1943-05-11
D: 2020-11-21
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Love, Theresa
Paul Cutter
B: 1967-10-24
D: 2020-11-20
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Cutter, Paul
Wayne Lynch
B: 1960-04-15
D: 2020-11-17
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Lynch, Wayne
Steven Bisnett
B: 1951-04-21
D: 2020-11-17
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Bisnett, Steven
Angus LaMora
B: 1957-03-07
D: 2020-11-13
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LaMora, Angus
Kermit Haig
B: 1934-02-05
D: 2020-11-08
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Haig, Kermit
Audrey Ransom
B: 1940-10-27
D: 2020-11-08
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Ransom, Audrey
Margaret Vaillancourt
B: 1929-01-18
D: 2020-11-08
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Vaillancourt, Margaret
Margaret Peer
B: 1927-01-28
D: 2020-11-05
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Peer, Margaret
Alda Shoen
B: 1931-04-12
D: 2020-11-05
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Shoen, Alda
Joel Nicola
B: 1946-08-13
D: 2020-11-03
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Nicola, Joel
Audrey Venier
B: 1930-11-01
D: 2020-11-01
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Venier, Audrey
Charlene Hazelton
B: 1941-07-25
D: 2020-10-30
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Hazelton, Charlene
Kylie McDonald
B: 1996-04-21
D: 2020-10-24
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McDonald, Kylie
Ronald Hanson
B: 1930-03-31
D: 2020-10-22
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Hanson, Ronald
Rita Blevins
B: 1927-06-27
D: 2020-10-21
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Blevins, Rita
Robert Curry
B: 1942-08-10
D: 2020-10-17
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Curry, Robert
Donald LaPage
B: 1938-09-10
D: 2020-10-14
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LaPage, Donald
Theresa Brothers
B: 1934-03-09
D: 2020-10-11
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Brothers, Theresa

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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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