Obituaries

Jean Brossett
B: 1937-08-15
D: 2017-08-16
View Details
Brossett, Jean
John Waldon
B: 1953-11-18
D: 2017-08-15
View Details
Waldon, John
Dorothy Foster
B: 1927-06-30
D: 2017-08-14
View Details
Foster, Dorothy
LaVada Beard
B: 1942-10-29
D: 2017-08-07
View Details
Beard, LaVada
Leroy Hawkins
B: 1932-01-27
D: 2017-08-06
View Details
Hawkins, Leroy
Jimmie Koerth
B: 1950-11-02
D: 2017-08-04
View Details
Koerth, Jimmie
Nell Meaders
B: 1928-10-22
D: 2017-08-03
View Details
Meaders, Nell
Gayle Reeves
B: 1938-03-09
D: 2017-08-02
View Details
Reeves, Gayle
Emmett Dixon
B: 1932-10-11
D: 2017-08-01
View Details
Dixon, Emmett
Virginia Howle
B: 1925-02-24
D: 2017-07-31
View Details
Howle, Virginia
Bertha Oglesby
B: 1922-09-06
D: 2017-07-31
View Details
Oglesby, Bertha
Patricia Taylor
B: 1930-03-31
D: 2017-07-28
View Details
Taylor, Patricia
Russell Grimes
B: 1953-06-12
D: 2017-07-28
View Details
Grimes, Russell
Johnnie Miller,
B: 1938-10-20
D: 2017-07-27
View Details
Miller,, Johnnie
Curtis Brown
B: 1939-07-23
D: 2017-07-24
View Details
Brown, Curtis
Jorge Miranda
B: 1960-07-27
D: 2017-07-22
View Details
Miranda, Jorge
Ronnie Whittiker
B: 1959-06-28
D: 2017-07-21
View Details
Whittiker, Ronnie
Frances Renko
B: 1932-01-27
D: 2017-07-20
View Details
Renko, Frances
Paul Bozeman
B: 1930-08-24
D: 2017-07-18
View Details
Bozeman, Paul
Paul Wood
B: 1968-06-24
D: 2017-07-18
View Details
Wood, Paul
Frank Mitchell
B: 1929-10-19
D: 2017-07-17
View Details
Mitchell, Frank

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
816 W. Broadway
P.O BOX 407
Winnsboro, TX 75494
Phone: (903) 342-5211
Fax: (903)342-6087

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