Obituaries

Shirley Jordan-Akins
B: 1949-06-03
D: 2018-02-22
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Jordan-Akins, Shirley
Edward Abram
B: 1934-04-22
D: 2018-02-18
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Abram, Edward
Olivia Estelle
B: 1930-07-16
D: 2018-02-18
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Estelle, Olivia
Gerald Gregory
B: 1964-07-18
D: 2018-02-17
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Gregory, Gerald
Herman Williams
B: 1950-10-10
D: 2018-02-17
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Williams, Herman
Reba Abernathy
B: 1916-05-20
D: 2018-02-17
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Abernathy, Reba
Emma Perryman
B: 1934-07-13
D: 2018-02-16
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Perryman, Emma
Alvin Ford
B: 1958-07-29
D: 2018-02-16
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Ford, Alvin
Rosa White
B: 1949-09-25
D: 2018-02-15
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White, Rosa
Errik Gatlin
B: 2018-02-15
D: 2018-02-15
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Gatlin, Errik
Verla Stasher
B: 1955-09-02
D: 2018-02-14
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Stasher, Verla
Josephine Barton
D: 2018-02-14
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Barton, Josephine
Gwendolyn Alexander
B: 1947-07-21
D: 2018-02-13
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Alexander, Gwendolyn
Bruce Copeland, Sr.
B: 1966-07-27
D: 2018-02-12
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Copeland, Sr., Bruce
Carrie Carter
B: 1962-01-16
D: 2018-02-10
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Carter, Carrie
Diana Owusu Ansah
B: 1954-09-29
D: 2018-02-10
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Owusu Ansah, Diana
Clara Donley
B: 1935-03-22
D: 2018-02-09
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Donley, Clara
Nasir Crockett
B: 2018-02-08
D: 2018-02-08
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Crockett, Nasir
Verlee Hood
B: 1929-10-17
D: 2018-02-05
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Hood, Verlee
Ruth Goree
B: 1950-03-17
D: 2018-02-05
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Goree, Ruth
John Lara
B: 1975-01-11
D: 2018-02-05
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Lara, John

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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 (419) 534-2550 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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