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James Haley
B: 1921-10-26
D: 2017-02-23
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Haley, James
Frances Collins
B: 1925-06-20
D: 2017-02-20
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Collins, Frances
John Harley
B: 1953-09-25
D: 2017-02-18
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Harley, John
Terrence Moore
B: 1940-12-13
D: 2017-02-17
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Moore, Terrence
Juanita Darlene Vaughn Bell
B: 1932-04-21
D: 2017-02-13
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Vaughn Bell, Juanita Darlene
Wanda Moss
B: 1944-01-19
D: 2017-02-11
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Moss, Wanda
Bessie Wilson
B: 1919-10-27
D: 2017-02-08
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Wilson, Bessie
Peggy McAdams
B: 1940-12-20
D: 2017-02-08
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McAdams, Peggy
Sybil Lord
B: 1930-04-19
D: 2017-02-07
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Lord, Sybil
Bobbie Jean Allen Ellison
B: 1922-06-06
D: 2017-02-07
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Allen Ellison, Bobbie Jean
Richard Cecil Watkins
B: 1942-07-04
D: 2017-02-06
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Watkins, Richard Cecil
Harry Petty
B: 1925-07-08
D: 2017-02-03
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Petty, Harry
Bradley Holden
B: 1990-01-11
D: 2017-02-02
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Holden, Bradley
Peggy Brown Allen
B: 1935-01-01
D: 2017-02-01
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Allen, Peggy Brown
La Nell Goolsby
B: 1946-02-09
D: 2017-01-31
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Goolsby, La Nell
Joe Jack Mills
B: 1936-02-02
D: 2017-01-31
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Mills, Joe Jack
Virginia Austin
B: 1923-12-14
D: 2017-01-30
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Austin, Virginia
Dorothy McWhirter
B: 1929-09-06
D: 2017-01-28
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McWhirter, Dorothy
Toney Drennan
B: 1955-09-14
D: 2017-01-28
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Drennan, Toney
Pauline Bullard
B: 1930-01-15
D: 2017-01-20
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Bullard, Pauline
Mary B. Jackson
B: 1924-08-17
D: 2017-01-20
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Jackson, Mary B.

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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