Obituaries

Nadean Thornhill
B: 1926-11-01
D: 2019-12-04
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Thornhill, Nadean
Geraldine Cook
B: 1928-05-10
D: 2019-12-03
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Cook, Geraldine
Viola Ridings
B: 1928-01-05
D: 2019-12-03
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Ridings, Viola
Gloria Survant
B: 1935-06-17
D: 2019-12-02
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Survant, Gloria
Kayden & Brantley Luttrull
D: 2019-11-30
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Luttrull, Kayden & Brantley
Roger Scurlock
B: 1937-04-28
D: 2019-11-26
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Scurlock, Roger
Michael "Tiny" Fox
B: 1958-10-01
D: 2019-11-23
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Fox, Michael "Tiny"
Katelin Whitener
B: 1990-11-06
D: 2019-11-20
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Whitener, Katelin
Jan Luckey
B: 1962-04-24
D: 2019-11-19
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Luckey, Jan
Wanda Puett
B: 1949-04-03
D: 2019-11-18
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Puett, Wanda
Fairley Stratton
B: 1943-05-13
D: 2019-11-08
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Stratton, Fairley
Virginia Mangus
B: 1939-04-13
D: 2019-11-05
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Mangus, Virginia
Carolyn Dixon
B: 1940-07-05
D: 2019-11-01
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Dixon, Carolyn
Charles Oster
B: 1944-10-08
D: 2019-10-29
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Oster, Charles
Larry Huey
B: 1943-08-18
D: 2019-10-24
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Huey, Larry
Wayne Schmitt
B: 1948-10-04
D: 2019-10-22
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Schmitt, Wayne
Bervil Hillis
B: 1967-01-30
D: 2019-10-22
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Hillis, Bervil
Geraldine Green
B: 1929-05-09
D: 2019-10-20
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Green, Geraldine
Vernon Hopkins
B: 1932-06-26
D: 2019-10-18
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Hopkins, Vernon
Glenda Barrett Angel
B: 1929-11-22
D: 2019-10-12
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Barrett Angel, Glenda
Pauline Benfield
B: 1919-06-15
D: 2019-10-10
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Benfield, Pauline

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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 (573) 238-2820 to begin.

Online Sources:

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