Obituaries

Jimmy Cooper
B: 1972-01-04
D: 2018-12-06
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Cooper, Jimmy
Sherry Harris
B: 1949-01-15
D: 2018-12-02
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Harris, Sherry
Robert Vaughn
B: 1942-06-22
D: 2018-11-29
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Vaughn, Robert
Joseph Bird
B: 1953-08-23
D: 2018-11-29
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Bird, Joseph
Charles Peckham
B: 1947-03-20
D: 2018-11-29
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Peckham, Charles
Patricia Williams
B: 1935-07-24
D: 2018-11-28
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Williams, Patricia
Dwain Robinson
B: 1944-01-21
D: 2018-11-26
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Robinson, Dwain
Preston Lester
B: 1938-07-31
D: 2018-11-25
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Lester, Preston
Nancy Lawrence
B: 1924-04-07
D: 2018-11-24
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Lawrence, Nancy
Leora Easley
B: 1936-01-20
D: 2018-11-24
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Easley, Leora
Mary Hartley
B: 1931-11-05
D: 2018-11-23
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Hartley, Mary
Charles Winkle
B: 1933-10-10
D: 2018-11-20
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Winkle, Charles
Mary Tucker
B: 1936-02-08
D: 2018-11-19
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Tucker, Mary
Terry Spence
B: 1961-05-21
D: 2018-11-15
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Spence, Terry
Zana Lindley
B: 1934-08-11
D: 2018-11-14
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Lindley, Zana
Mildred Graham
B: 1941-08-26
D: 2018-11-13
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Graham, Mildred
Joe Wann
B: 1932-09-23
D: 2018-11-12
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Wann, Joe
Robert Speights
B: 1941-11-07
D: 2018-11-12
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Speights, Robert
Hazel Swann
B: 1920-05-26
D: 2018-11-06
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Swann, Hazel
Velma Hair
B: 1921-03-15
D: 2018-11-01
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Hair, Velma
Janelea Brooks
B: 1946-01-29
D: 2018-10-31
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Brooks, Janelea

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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