Obituaries

William Cramer
B: 1932-10-12
D: 2018-08-16
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Cramer, William
William Carmon Cain
B: 1930-03-24
D: 2018-08-12
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Cain, William Carmon
Arthur Edwin LaFary
B: 1921-05-13
D: 2018-08-08
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LaFary, Arthur Edwin
Clyde Daniels
B: 1922-08-07
D: 2018-08-06
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Daniels, Clyde
Ronal Shaw
B: 1946-11-13
D: 2018-08-04
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Shaw, Ronal
Christopher Flanagan
B: 1983-07-22
D: 2018-08-04
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Flanagan, Christopher
Kyle Alexander Richardson
B: 1999-06-08
D: 2018-07-30
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Richardson, Kyle Alexander
Dr. Monte E. O'Connor D.D.S.
D: 2018-07-27
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O'Connor D.D.S., Dr. Monte E.
Ronald Eric Baker
B: 1964-04-24
D: 2018-07-22
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Baker, Ronald Eric
John Charles Wise
B: 1919-09-19
D: 2018-07-20
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Wise, John Charles
Sharon L. (Haymaker) Meek
B: 1943-04-21
D: 2018-07-19
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Meek, Sharon L. (Haymaker)
David Eugene Harbert
B: 1941-09-07
D: 2018-07-12
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Harbert, David Eugene
Nylis Donald Jackson
B: 1923-08-11
D: 2018-07-05
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Jackson, Nylis Donald
Mary Ann Powell
B: 1945-10-14
D: 2018-07-04
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Powell, Mary Ann
David L. Lindsey
B: 1957-05-23
D: 2018-06-29
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Lindsey, David L.
Donna June (Hall) Koron
B: 1950-09-12
D: 2018-06-27
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(Hall) Koron, Donna June
Christian Salistean
B: 1957-08-14
D: 2018-06-26
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Salistean, Christian
Rosamond "Rosy" Joan (Henry) McVey
D: 2018-06-24
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(Henry) McVey, Rosamond "Rosy" Joan
Ruth A. (Humphrey) Webb
B: 1930-02-15
D: 2018-06-24
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Webb, Ruth A. (Humphrey)
Dr. John W. Batey III
B: 1942-10-20
D: 2018-06-23
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Batey III, Dr. John W.
Barry M. Hart Sr.
B: 1939-04-21
D: 2018-06-16
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Hart Sr., Barry M.

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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 317-738-0202 to begin.

Online Sources:

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