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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Unlike a traditional funeral, a memorial service is a gathering where a casket is not present (although the urn with the cremated remains may be on display). A memorial service can be held weeks or even months after the death.

A memorial service can be held in a church, the funeral home or a community hall, or somewhere of importance to the deceased and family. There is usually music, selected readings, and a eulogy. Memorial services can be further personalized as a celebration-of-life.

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Our experience has shown us that many of today's families want more than a traditional funeral. This can be done by bringing more of the personality and lifestyle of the deceased into the arrangements. By displaying photographs or staging the event around a favorite pastime, a memorial service can become more personal and meaningful.

If a personalized memorial service suits the needs of your family, we suggest you consider the following questions:

  • What did your loved one like to do?
  • What was he or she like as an individual?
  • What was their profession and how did that shape their life?
  • Was your loved one spiritual?
  • Was he or she proud of their cultural or ethnic heritage? 

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