Obituaries

Mitchell Hill
B: 1956-01-23
D: 2017-08-09
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Hill, Mitchell
Elijah Williams
D: 2017-08-01
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Williams, Elijah
Unique Kearse
B: 1996-05-11
D: 2017-07-31
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Kearse, Unique
Sara Cruz
B: 1957-10-01
D: 2017-07-28
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Cruz, Sara
Lawrence Presha
B: 1934-01-12
D: 2017-07-24
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Presha, Lawrence
Willie Gipson
B: 1941-04-26
D: 2017-07-22
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Gipson, Willie
Reather Leigh
B: 1932-09-06
D: 2017-07-18
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Leigh, Reather
Ottra Johnson
B: 1943-02-02
D: 2017-07-14
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Johnson, Ottra
Charles Scott
B: 1949-12-08
D: 2017-07-04
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Scott, Charles
Bruce Mayville
B: 1948-08-28
D: 2017-07-01
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Mayville, Bruce
Shashikant Fadia
B: 1935-03-05
D: 2017-06-30
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Fadia, Shashikant
Mary Levy
B: 1942-07-21
D: 2017-06-24
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Levy, Mary
Kirk Graham
D: 2017-06-20
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Graham, Kirk
David Moore
B: 1951-01-16
D: 2017-06-19
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Moore, David
Richard Anderson
B: 1951-03-24
D: 2017-06-17
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Anderson, Richard
Marah Altawel
B: 1997-01-16
D: 2017-06-14
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Altawel, Marah
Mary Webber
B: 1939-01-28
D: 2017-06-11
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Webber, Mary
Natasha Williams
B: 1974-06-01
D: 2017-06-05
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Williams, Natasha
Roosevelt Green
B: 1944-10-16
D: 2017-05-30
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Green, Roosevelt
Jack Hill
B: 1933-05-26
D: 2017-05-29
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Hill, Jack
Jerome Nunnally
B: 1949-05-30
D: 2017-05-22
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Nunnally, Jerome

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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.

Read more about our traditional funeral services starting at $2,450.

If you are interested in making funeral arrangements for a loved one, we invite you to call us at (585) 436-7730 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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