Obituaries

Gavin Wallace
B: 2005-11-28
D: 2018-04-14
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Wallace, Gavin
Barbara Guy
B: 1959-01-23
D: 2018-04-13
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Guy, Barbara
Marjorie Mills
B: 1918-02-25
D: 2018-04-13
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Mills, Marjorie
Wayne Vose
B: 1946-12-18
D: 2018-04-11
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Vose, Wayne
John Curtis
B: 1929-09-01
D: 2018-04-08
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Curtis, John
Ronald Gendron
B: 1950-06-04
D: 2018-04-07
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Gendron, Ronald
John Dancer
B: 1948-03-08
D: 2018-04-02
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Dancer, John
Jeannette Spearing
B: 1952-08-20
D: 2018-03-24
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Spearing, Jeannette
Rita Leblanc
B: 1918-02-03
D: 2018-03-17
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Leblanc, Rita
Eileen Flanagan
B: 1949-08-14
D: 2018-03-16
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Flanagan, Eileen
Doris Grant
B: 1936-03-16
D: 2018-03-15
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Grant, Doris
Archie Stalcup
B: 1942-09-24
D: 2018-03-14
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Stalcup, Archie
Louise Kinney
B: 1921-04-09
D: 2018-03-12
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Kinney, Louise
Paul Mahonen
B: 1951-07-12
D: 2018-03-12
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Mahonen, Paul
Cynthia Packard
B: 1932-08-26
D: 2018-03-11
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Packard, Cynthia
Floyd Conant
B: 1941-02-21
D: 2018-03-11
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Conant, Floyd
Mitsuko Reed
B: 1926-09-26
D: 2018-03-09
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Reed, Mitsuko
Alma Cobb
B: 1924-06-11
D: 2018-03-09
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Cobb, Alma
Timothy Kennard
B: 1956-09-27
D: 2018-03-09
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Kennard, Timothy
Josephine Johnson
B: 1929-03-10
D: 2018-03-07
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Johnson, Josephine
Alvah Ames
B: 1928-10-22
D: 2018-03-07
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Ames, Alvah

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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 207-594-4212 to begin.

Online Sources:

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