Obituaries

Cecil Moody
B: 1925-01-14
D: 2019-02-12
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Moody, Cecil
John Holley
B: 1937-11-04
D: 2019-02-11
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Holley, John
Arlon Ragsdale
B: 1967-09-01
D: 2019-02-11
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Ragsdale, Arlon
Richard King
B: 1948-08-28
D: 2019-02-09
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King, Richard
Bennie Taylor
B: 1937-03-19
D: 2019-02-02
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Taylor, Bennie
Aubrey King
B: 1936-08-07
D: 2019-02-02
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King, Aubrey
Ladene Dugger
B: 1939-01-27
D: 2019-02-01
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Dugger, Ladene
Michael Cranfill
B: 1965-02-17
D: 2019-01-31
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Cranfill, Michael
Kenneth Fancher
B: 1936-06-27
D: 2019-01-30
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Fancher, Kenneth
Patsy Neighbors
B: 1936-05-22
D: 2019-01-29
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Neighbors, Patsy
Tommy Boyd
B: 1936-02-05
D: 2019-01-29
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Boyd, Tommy
Hazel Rulison
B: 1923-10-07
D: 2019-01-27
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Rulison, Hazel
Robert Collins
B: 1924-08-10
D: 2019-01-27
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Collins, Robert
Dorothy Ott
B: 1929-07-04
D: 2019-01-27
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Ott, Dorothy
Joyce Grubbs
B: 1932-11-06
D: 2019-01-26
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Grubbs, Joyce
Archie Murphy
B: 1932-03-21
D: 2019-01-23
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Murphy, Archie
Michael Zachary
B: 1952-12-04
D: 2019-01-20
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Zachary, Michael
Daisy Patterson
B: 1923-08-28
D: 2019-01-14
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Patterson, Daisy
Frances Swann
B: 1930-01-29
D: 2019-01-14
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Swann, Frances
James Blakeney
B: 1930-08-18
D: 2019-01-12
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Blakeney, James
Margie Pearce
B: 1925-12-09
D: 2019-01-10
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Pearce, Margie

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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