Obituaries

Dorothy Whatley
B: 1922-09-09
D: 2017-12-14
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Whatley, Dorothy
Giles Armstrong
B: 1922-11-12
D: 2017-12-06
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Armstrong, Giles
Dawn Tjessem
B: 1967-11-22
D: 2017-12-04
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Tjessem, Dawn
Dorothy Gainey
B: 1933-05-21
D: 2017-12-03
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Gainey, Dorothy
Pedro Deaza
B: 1944-10-26
D: 2017-12-02
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Deaza, Pedro
Zola Lopez
B: 1921-10-25
D: 2017-11-29
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Lopez, Zola
John Baker
B: 1926-04-23
D: 2017-11-24
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Baker, John
Ethlyn Jones
B: 1926-05-31
D: 2017-11-20
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Jones, Ethlyn
Thelma Pettit
B: 1925-12-15
D: 2017-11-20
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Pettit, Thelma
Flora McKinley
B: 1924-04-04
D: 2017-11-14
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McKinley, Flora
Michael McClelland
B: 1950-08-05
D: 2017-11-13
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McClelland, Michael
Daysi Gonzalez-Junco
B: 1960-12-08
D: 2017-11-10
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Gonzalez-Junco, Daysi
Otis Horne
B: 1960-05-14
D: 2017-11-07
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Horne, Otis
Charles Tackett
B: 1933-01-05
D: 2017-11-02
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Tackett, Charles
Pedro Rodriguez
B: 1965-09-30
D: 2017-10-28
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Rodriguez, Pedro
Michael Stallings
B: 1943-12-09
D: 2017-10-23
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Stallings, Michael
Armando Gonzalez
B: 1964-08-13
D: 2017-10-12
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Gonzalez, Armando
Edwin Jankura
B: 1922-01-22
D: 2017-10-07
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Jankura, Edwin
Mary Hicks
B: 1920-11-24
D: 2017-10-03
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Hicks, Mary
Charles Mills
B: 1937-07-03
D: 2017-10-03
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Mills, Charles
Nettie Gates
B: 1929-02-18
D: 2017-09-28
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Gates, Nettie

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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 (813) 237-3345 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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