Obituaries

Mollie Ellis
B: 1936-02-28
D: 2019-06-20
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Ellis, Mollie
Robert Aldridge
B: 1934-08-13
D: 2019-06-20
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Aldridge, Robert
Chester McCallum
B: 1930-03-05
D: 2019-06-19
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McCallum, Chester
Alice Harget
B: 1951-06-18
D: 2019-06-16
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Harget, Alice
Juanita Dykes
B: 1929-07-29
D: 2019-06-15
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Dykes, Juanita
J.D. Wolverton
B: 1935-08-27
D: 2019-06-13
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Wolverton, J.D.
Jackie Spence
B: 1942-12-21
D: 2019-06-10
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Spence, Jackie
Frank Casteel
B: 1934-10-31
D: 2019-06-08
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Casteel, Frank
Melvin Sparks
B: 1940-12-26
D: 2019-06-07
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Sparks, Melvin
Ronald Richardson
B: 1968-11-28
D: 2019-06-04
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Richardson, Ronald
James Hazelwood
B: 1955-08-30
D: 2019-06-04
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Hazelwood, James
Patressa McCluskey
B: 1961-07-17
D: 2019-06-02
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McCluskey, Patressa
Silvia Hernandez Campuzano
B: 1974-04-10
D: 2019-06-01
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Hernandez Campuzano, Silvia
Mary Coker
B: 1936-09-09
D: 2019-06-01
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Coker, Mary
Darrell Schnitzius
B: 1934-05-23
D: 2019-05-30
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Schnitzius, Darrell
John Maples
B: 1941-11-23
D: 2019-05-30
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Maples, John
Ima Black
B: 1924-06-11
D: 2019-05-30
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Black, Ima
Billy Sparkman
B: 1935-01-03
D: 2019-05-27
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Sparkman, Billy
Pauline Brown
B: 1936-05-08
D: 2019-05-24
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Brown, Pauline
Chester Darby
B: 1928-04-11
D: 2019-05-23
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Darby, Chester
David Bass
B: 1952-08-15
D: 2019-05-21
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Bass, David

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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