Obituaries

Marjorie Fry
B: 1945-03-04
D: 2017-03-24
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Fry, Marjorie
Raymond Flens
B: 1928-08-17
D: 2017-03-22
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Flens, Raymond
James Youngblood
B: 1944-10-28
D: 2017-03-22
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Youngblood, James
Dorothy Sadler
B: 1939-09-19
D: 2017-03-22
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Sadler, Dorothy
Richard Megronigle
B: 1940-10-19
D: 2017-03-21
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Megronigle, Richard
Howard Fox
B: 1955-06-01
D: 2017-03-21
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Fox, Howard
Albert Rimes
B: 1924-07-02
D: 2017-03-20
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Rimes, Albert
Dorothy Dickson
B: 1926-01-24
D: 2017-03-20
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Dickson, Dorothy
Richard Wiltse
B: 1942-01-02
D: 2017-03-19
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Wiltse, Richard
Carolyn Rodriguez
B: 1938-03-22
D: 2017-03-17
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Rodriguez, Carolyn
Shirley Waters
B: 1936-01-30
D: 2017-03-16
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Waters, Shirley
Manuel Cespedes
B: 1936-01-01
D: 2017-03-15
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Cespedes, Manuel
Miriam Adames
B: 1956-11-22
D: 2017-03-14
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Adames, Miriam
Barbara Nordella
B: 1944-05-31
D: 2017-03-14
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Nordella, Barbara
Larry Boffo
B: 1939-07-11
D: 2017-03-12
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Boffo, Larry
Joyce Haynes
B: 1931-08-27
D: 2017-03-12
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Haynes, Joyce
Louis Markovich
B: 1927-09-27
D: 2017-03-11
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Markovich, Louis
Rodney Chesebro
B: 1977-06-22
D: 2017-03-06
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Chesebro, Rodney
Arvid Gundersen
B: 1937-09-24
D: 2017-03-04
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Gundersen, Arvid
Dolores Jodoin
B: 1933-01-25
D: 2017-02-26
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Jodoin, Dolores
Jenny Ercolina
B: 1950-08-25
D: 2017-02-21
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Ercolina, Jenny

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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 813-677-9494 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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