Obituaries

Doris Kelton
B: 1932-01-04
D: 2020-03-27
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Kelton, Doris
Jewel Jones
B: 1925-12-27
D: 2020-03-24
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Jones, Jewel
Carroll Childers
B: 1941-04-12
D: 2020-03-19
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Childers, Carroll
Carl Flinn
B: 1940-08-06
D: 2020-03-10
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Flinn, Carl
Eugene Morgan II
B: 1954-07-02
D: 2020-03-09
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Morgan II, Eugene
Ernest Hale
B: 1928-02-07
D: 2020-02-27
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Hale, Ernest
James Thomson
B: 1989-12-16
D: 2020-02-26
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Thomson, James
Opal Clay
B: 1933-12-24
D: 2020-02-24
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Clay, Opal
Delores Bookout
B: 1935-09-15
D: 2020-02-18
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Bookout, Delores
Daisy Shelby
B: 1924-10-04
D: 2020-02-15
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Shelby, Daisy
Barbara Bean
B: 1932-01-23
D: 2020-02-13
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Bean, Barbara
Carolyn Yates
B: 1934-07-15
D: 2020-02-12
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Yates, Carolyn
Morgan Chambers
B: 1964-07-08
D: 2020-02-11
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Chambers, Morgan
Thomas Parks
B: 1940-10-14
D: 2020-02-07
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Parks, Thomas
David Irving
B: 1940-07-01
D: 2020-02-05
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Irving, David
Danny Reed
B: 1991-06-14
D: 2020-02-04
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Reed, Danny
Cathleen Todd
B: 1964-08-06
D: 2020-02-01
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Todd, Cathleen
Jeffrey Hyslop
B: 1963-01-30
D: 2020-02-01
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Hyslop, Jeffrey
Hazel Phillips
B: 1939-09-30
D: 2020-01-31
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Phillips, Hazel
Rebecca Kelley
B: 1967-06-17
D: 2020-01-27
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Kelley, Rebecca
Marcus Pilkington
B: 1997-05-08
D: 2020-01-24
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Pilkington, Marcus

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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 918-683-7788 to begin.

Online Sources:

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