Obituaries

Michael Jorden
B: 1988-03-23
D: 2017-05-17
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Jorden, Michael
Janie Murray
B: 1934-10-01
D: 2017-05-10
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Murray, Janie
Essie Williams
B: 1942-08-24
D: 2017-05-10
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Williams, Essie
Kelly Aman
B: 1983-09-27
D: 2017-05-09
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Aman, Kelly
Romer Townsend
B: 1955-12-20
D: 2017-05-06
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Townsend, Romer
Deacon Robert Echils
B: 1962-10-23
D: 2017-04-29
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Echils, Deacon Robert
Ronnie Forsett
B: 1951-01-23
D: 2017-04-25
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Forsett, Ronnie
Melvin White
B: 1980-06-23
D: 2017-04-17
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White, Melvin
Betty Hall
B: 1951-05-02
D: 2017-04-15
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Hall, Betty
Vaughn Hildreth
B: 1930-01-01
D: 2017-04-14
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Hildreth, Vaughn
Pearlie Ridgeway
B: 1944-11-01
D: 2017-04-10
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Ridgeway, Pearlie
Virginia Miller
B: 1930-04-19
D: 2017-03-29
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Miller, Virginia
Ronald Riley
B: 1961-08-02
D: 2017-03-27
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Riley, Ronald
Rashaad Pearsall
B: 1992-05-06
D: 2017-03-25
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Pearsall, Rashaad
Viola Marshall-Thomas
B: 1935-03-24
D: 2017-03-24
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Marshall-Thomas, Viola
Donald Reed
B: 1945-03-09
D: 2017-03-24
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Reed, Donald
Herman Castleberry
B: 1951-03-08
D: 2017-03-19
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Castleberry , Herman
Clifford Tibbits
B: 1954-11-30
D: 2017-03-19
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Tibbits, Clifford
Alani Daniels-McInnis
B: 2016-08-19
D: 2017-03-16
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Daniels-McInnis, Alani
Bennie Bowman
B: 1940-02-17
D: 2017-03-15
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Bowman, Bennie
James Sanders
B: 1943-08-06
D: 2017-03-07
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Sanders, James

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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.

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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