Obituaries

Gene Smith
B: 1938-02-16
D: 2018-02-16
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Smith , Gene
Kenneth Love
B: 1959-08-29
D: 2018-02-14
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Love, Kenneth
Michael Chaney
B: 1942-05-21
D: 2018-02-13
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Chaney, Michael
Margaret Franklin
B: 1935-08-04
D: 2018-02-07
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Franklin, Margaret
Helen Malinak
B: 1927-07-05
D: 2018-02-07
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Malinak , Helen
Robert Goering
B: 1925-05-07
D: 2018-02-04
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Goering , Robert
Marie Loper
B: 1928-04-21
D: 2018-02-04
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Loper, Marie
George Mezardash
B: 1932-12-03
D: 2018-02-01
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Mezardash, George
John Hatfield
B: 1948-06-25
D: 2018-01-30
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Hatfield, John
Robert Andrews
B: 1923-08-10
D: 2018-01-27
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Andrews, Robert
Clarence Glanville
B: 1923-03-27
D: 2018-01-23
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Glanville, Clarence
Krista Lillard
B: 1958-10-23
D: 2018-01-22
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Lillard, Krista
Frank Grimes
B: 1949-07-06
D: 2018-01-19
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Grimes, Frank
Richard Line
B: 1936-02-06
D: 2018-01-17
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Line, Richard
Ruth Liberman
B: 1918-06-08
D: 2018-01-17
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Liberman, Ruth
Bruce Avery
B: 1933-04-15
D: 2018-01-16
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Avery, Bruce
Linda Esworthy
B: 1944-09-19
D: 2018-01-15
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Esworthy, Linda
V. Tom Gesell
B: 1941-05-22
D: 2018-01-15
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Gesell, V. Tom
James Hill
B: 1944-02-17
D: 2018-01-15
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Hill, James
Rev. Harold Brittingham
B: 1943-06-18
D: 2018-01-12
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Brittingham, Rev. Harold
Manley Clagett
B: 1943-04-29
D: 2018-01-11
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Clagett, Manley

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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 (410) 795-0300 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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