Ernest Russell
B: 1958-08-18
D: 2018-03-01
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Russell, Ernest
Robert Lewis
B: 1939-02-27
D: 2018-03-01
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Lewis, Robert
Robert Patten
B: 1930-07-26
D: 2018-03-01
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Patten, Robert
Larry Carter
B: 1950-03-27
D: 2018-02-28
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Carter, Larry
Susan Kosko
B: 1958-02-03
D: 2018-02-28
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Kosko, Susan
Charlie Marshall
B: 1948-11-28
D: 2018-02-22
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Marshall, Charlie
Angela Morgan
B: 1964-10-09
D: 2018-02-16
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Morgan, Angela
Helen Whichard- Langley
B: 1930-10-30
D: 2018-02-11
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Whichard- Langley, Helen
Shirlene West
B: 1942-08-13
D: 2018-02-10
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West, Shirlene
Freddie Johnson
B: 1940-11-02
D: 2018-02-10
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Johnson, Freddie
Alton Burrows
B: 1960-11-18
D: 2018-02-09
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Burrows, Alton
Gloria Brown
B: 1951-10-03
D: 2018-02-06
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Brown, Gloria
Juanita Brown
B: 1935-08-10
D: 2018-02-01
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Brown, Juanita
Kimberly Perdue - Pickney
B: 1965-09-16
D: 2018-01-31
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Perdue - Pickney, Kimberly
Emma Legree-Williams
D: 2018-01-27
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Legree-Williams, Emma
George Thomas
B: 1941-09-10
D: 2018-01-25
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Thomas, George
Sally Green
B: 1944-06-26
D: 2018-01-24
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Green, Sally
Barbara Holmes
B: 1950-05-28
D: 2018-01-15
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Holmes, Barbara
Claude Allen
B: 1952-09-14
D: 2018-01-03
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Allen, Claude
Dorothy Brown
B: 1959-08-29
D: 2017-12-30
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Brown, Dorothy
Dorothy Rankin
B: 1952-04-26
D: 2017-12-29
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Rankin, Dorothy


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Elements of a Traditional Funeral Service

Wake or 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.


traditional funeral service church Metropolitan Funeral Chapel

A traditional funeral service 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 a difficult time.

Read more about our traditional funeral services starting at $2,450.

If you are interested in making funeral arrangements for a loved one, we invite you to call us at (585) 436-7730 to begin.

Online Sources:

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


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