Obituaries

Martha Converse
B: 1924-08-12
D: 2019-06-25
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Converse, Martha
Beatrice Hampton
B: 1939-12-12
D: 2019-06-24
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Hampton, Beatrice
William Nichols
B: 1948-02-23
D: 2019-06-17
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Nichols, William
Barney Rourke
B: 1924-09-04
D: 2019-06-14
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Rourke, Barney
Beatrice Cole
B: 1931-06-05
D: 2019-06-12
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Cole, Beatrice
Luella Bellinger
B: 1939-04-01
D: 2019-06-07
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Bellinger, Luella
Darlene Sunday
B: 1935-01-31
D: 2019-06-05
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Sunday, Darlene
Louis Levi Oakes
B: 1925-01-23
D: 2019-05-28
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Oakes, Louis Levi
Patrick McDonald
B: 1955-04-18
D: 2019-05-25
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McDonald, Patrick
Deborah Farmer
B: 1956-02-10
D: 2019-05-25
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Farmer, Deborah
Royce Drawdy
B: 1970-11-20
D: 2019-05-25
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Drawdy, Royce
Peter Clute
B: 1971-02-13
D: 2019-05-23
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Clute, Peter
Shirley Fetterly
B: 1937-06-09
D: 2019-05-21
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Fetterly, Shirley
Hilda Mayo
B: 1926-08-17
D: 2019-05-19
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Mayo, Hilda
Kerrith Chapman
B: 1950-06-08
D: 2019-05-19
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Chapman, Kerrith
Martha McLean
B: 1932-03-06
D: 2019-05-18
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McLean, Martha
Beverly Lazore
B: 1947-12-12
D: 2019-05-16
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Lazore, Beverly
Blanche Nadeau
B: 1925-03-15
D: 2019-05-14
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Nadeau, Blanche
Doris Frazer
B: 1923-10-06
D: 2019-05-14
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Frazer, Doris
Kevin Matott
B: 1974-01-05
D: 2019-05-12
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Matott, Kevin
Donna Thomas
B: 1962-05-08
D: 2019-05-12
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Thomas, Donna

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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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