Obituaries

Ina Brown
B: 1922-06-19
D: 2018-08-09
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Brown, Ina
Sara Ethridge
B: 1939-01-11
D: 2018-08-04
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Ethridge, Sara
Barbara Peacock
B: 1934-05-12
D: 2018-08-04
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Peacock, Barbara
Nelda Cobb
B: 1946-09-21
D: 2018-08-04
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Cobb, Nelda
Tommy Browning
B: 1955-03-03
D: 2018-07-31
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Browning, Tommy
Roy Metcalf
B: 1935-01-05
D: 2018-07-23
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Metcalf, Roy
James Hood
B: 1938-04-13
D: 2018-07-21
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Hood, James
Jerry Jordan
B: 1938-08-04
D: 2018-07-21
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Jordan, Jerry
Audrey Moore
B: 1918-08-20
D: 2018-07-20
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Moore, Audrey
Roy Mills
B: 1935-11-27
D: 2018-07-19
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Mills, Roy
Jonathan Sullivan
B: 1964-08-29
D: 2018-07-12
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Sullivan, Jonathan
Rickey Love
B: 1950-01-06
D: 2018-07-11
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Love, Rickey
Leslie Mills
B: 1943-11-18
D: 2018-07-10
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Mills, Leslie
Nelda Shipp
B: 1945-02-20
D: 2018-07-03
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Shipp, Nelda
Robert Coleman
B: 1986-08-12
D: 2018-06-19
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Coleman, Robert
Margaret King
B: 1940-11-06
D: 2018-06-18
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King, Margaret
Jose Domingo
B: 1944-10-21
D: 2018-06-12
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Domingo, Jose
Izetta Gresham
B: 1921-02-25
D: 2018-06-11
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Gresham, Izetta
Carolyn Moody
B: 1942-02-09
D: 2018-06-11
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Moody, Carolyn
David Vance
B: 1981-05-22
D: 2018-06-10
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Vance, David
Jesse Brown
B: 1930-09-08
D: 2018-06-09
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Brown, Jesse

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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 either Winnsboro-903-342-5211 or Mineola-903-569-2611 to begin.

Online Sources:

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