Obituaries

Chuck Smotherman
B: 1964-04-23
D: 2020-08-31
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Smotherman, Chuck
Dr. L Wayne Quinn
B: 1928-07-20
D: 2020-08-30
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Quinn, Dr. L Wayne
Arlene Naegelin
B: 1947-06-12
D: 2020-08-18
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Naegelin, Arlene
Ann Stewart
B: 1930-05-16
D: 2020-08-09
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Stewart, Ann
Mae Scott
B: 1927-07-04
D: 2020-07-12
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Scott, Mae
Raul Acuna
B: 1958-01-29
D: 2020-06-30
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Acuna, Raul
Jeanne Perez
B: 1956-11-30
D: 2020-06-20
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Perez, Jeanne
Marissa Dearman
B: 1993-12-12
D: 2020-06-19
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Dearman, Marissa
Larry James
B: 1961-10-25
D: 2020-05-30
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James, Larry
Robert Henn
B: 1942-11-27
D: 2020-05-19
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Henn, Robert
Geneva Durham
B: 1938-05-17
D: 2020-04-12
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Durham, Geneva
Lonnie Comstock
B: 1953-07-30
D: 2020-03-28
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Comstock, Lonnie
Mark Pounds
B: 1990-02-26
D: 2020-03-24
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Pounds, Mark
Thomas Gassler
B: 1958-04-19
D: 2020-03-07
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Gassler, Thomas
Robert Smith
D: 2020-02-27
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Smith, Robert
William Alston
B: 1948-09-08
D: 2020-02-23
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Alston, William
Jeff Ashmore
B: 1931-11-28
D: 2020-02-15
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Ashmore, Jeff
Robert Doughty
B: 1947-03-04
D: 2020-02-12
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Doughty, Robert
Charlotte Fowler
B: 1962-07-01
D: 2020-02-09
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Fowler, Charlotte
Gladys Clark
B: 1932-10-25
D: 2020-02-03
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Clark, Gladys
Delbert Sanford
B: 1933-04-21
D: 2020-02-01
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Sanford, Delbert

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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 661-392-9010 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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