Obituaries

Glenna Ellis
B: 1928-08-12
D: 2017-05-20
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Ellis, Glenna
Scott Bunker
B: 1936-06-15
D: 2017-05-15
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Bunker, Scott
Wilbur York
B: 1926-04-01
D: 2017-05-11
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York, Wilbur
Edward Grace
B: 1924-12-01
D: 2017-05-11
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Grace, Edward
Edric Starbird
B: 1930-07-09
D: 2017-05-07
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Starbird, Edric
Samuel Peabody
B: 1925-02-21
D: 2017-05-03
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Peabody, Samuel
Patsy Ward
B: 1923-11-10
D: 2017-05-02
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Ward, Patsy
Laurence Stettner
B: 1938-11-06
D: 2017-05-01
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Stettner, Laurence
Harriet Bowden
B: 1924-08-05
D: 2017-04-25
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Bowden, Harriet
Frederick Grant
B: 1930-06-16
D: 2017-04-24
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Grant, Frederick
Barbara Richardson
B: 1932-08-12
D: 2017-04-18
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Richardson, Barbara
Ruth Hinds
B: 1929-02-13
D: 2017-04-16
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Hinds, Ruth
Fred Trimble
B: 1920-03-07
D: 2017-04-15
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Trimble, Fred
Andrew Jordan
B: 1995-02-10
D: 2017-04-15
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Jordan, Andrew
Calvin Weiss
B: 1917-09-06
D: 2017-04-14
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Weiss, Calvin
Cynthia Carter
B: 1959-10-26
D: 2017-04-13
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Carter, Cynthia
Mary Matthews
B: 1933-02-13
D: 2017-04-10
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Matthews, Mary
Gail Peterson
B: 1946-06-29
D: 2017-04-05
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Peterson, Gail
Rene King
B: 1942-07-28
D: 2017-04-03
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King, Rene
Verna Hardison
B: 1926-10-25
D: 2017-04-03
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Hardison, Verna
Richard Stanley
B: 1950-07-17
D: 2017-04-01
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Stanley, Richard

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What is a Traditional Funeral?

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 (207) 244-3183 to begin.

Online Sources:

Rostad, Curtis, "The Basics of Funeral Service", Indiana Funeral Directors Association, 2014

 

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