Obituaries

Florence Pickelheimer
B: 1917-10-07
D: 2017-03-21
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Pickelheimer, Florence
Glenn Newman
B: 1936-08-15
D: 2017-03-19
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Newman, Glenn
Barbara Armstrong
B: 1932-02-27
D: 2017-03-17
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Armstrong, Barbara
Margaret Post
B: 1924-09-03
D: 2017-03-17
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Post, Margaret
Eugene V. White
B: 1936-08-10
D: 2017-03-14
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White, Eugene V.
Dawson Blount
B: 1926-08-04
D: 2017-03-13
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Blount, Dawson
M.E. Sonny Pyron
B: 1936-04-26
D: 2017-03-12
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Pyron, M.E. Sonny
Audrey Shirah
B: 1930-12-30
D: 2017-03-09
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Shirah, Audrey
Bertha Woods
B: 1927-10-11
D: 2017-03-05
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Woods, Bertha
Orrin Gober
B: 1934-02-17
D: 2017-03-05
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Gober, Orrin
Betty Louise Hayes
B: 1927-03-28
D: 2017-03-05
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Hayes, Betty Louise
Evelyn Hill
B: 1926-09-02
D: 2017-03-03
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Hill, Evelyn
Amos Foster
B: 1924-07-24
D: 2017-03-02
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Foster, Amos
Shirley Gillean
B: 1947-03-10
D: 2017-03-02
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Gillean, Shirley
John Turner
B: 1993-05-27
D: 2017-03-01
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Turner, John
Howard Thompson
B: 1936-11-11
D: 2017-02-26
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Thompson, Howard
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

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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