Obituaries

Ms. Sylvia Pridgen
B: 1941-12-20
D: 2024-02-16
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Pridgen, Ms. Sylvia
Pastor Occie Ward
B: 1939-07-21
D: 2024-02-12
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Ward, Pastor Occie
Mr. David Williams
B: 1957-10-08
D: 2024-02-08
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Williams , Mr. David
Ms. Venus Anthony
B: 1956-09-04
D: 2024-02-04
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Anthony, Ms. Venus
Mr. Steven Ingram
B: 1962-05-20
D: 2024-02-03
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Ingram, Mr. Steven
Ms. Angela Guy
B: 1965-09-05
D: 2024-01-25
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Guy, Ms. Angela
Mr. Anthony "Tommy" Lane
B: 1958-06-03
D: 2024-01-24
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Lane, Mr. Anthony "Tommy"
Mr. ToMarcus Copeland
B: 1972-03-13
D: 2024-01-23
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Copeland , Mr. ToMarcus
Miss Victoria Boliere Jean
B: 2016-02-14
D: 2024-01-21
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Boliere Jean , Miss Victoria
Mr. Robby McKinnie
B: 1958-11-11
D: 2024-01-18
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McKinnie, Mr. Robby
Mr. Bobby Baker
B: 1956-04-14
D: 2024-01-15
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Baker , Mr. Bobby
Ms. Cleopatra Green
B: 1974-01-28
D: 2024-01-09
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Green, Ms. Cleopatra
Ms. Bernice Lemons
B: 1960-01-05
D: 2024-01-05
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Lemons, Ms. Bernice
Mr. Bernard Lee
B: 1962-07-23
D: 2023-12-30
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Lee, Mr. Bernard
Ms. Shirley Artis
B: 1957-03-13
D: 2023-12-26
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Artis, Ms. Shirley
Ms. Stella Coley
B: 1936-06-16
D: 2023-12-22
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Coley, Ms. Stella
Mr. George Hester
B: 1951-04-18
D: 2023-12-18
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Hester, Mr. George
Ms. Catherine "Neat" Roberts
B: 1959-01-18
D: 2023-12-12
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Roberts, Ms. Catherine "Neat"
Prophetess Debbie Baker
B: 1963-11-14
D: 2023-12-11
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Baker , Prophetess Debbie
Mr. Santos Serrano
B: 1935-11-01
D: 2023-12-02
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Serrano, Mr. Santos
Mrs. Bernice Hill
B: 1941-05-09
D: 2023-11-30
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Hill, Mrs. Bernice

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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 (919) 947-1600 to begin.

Online Sources:

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