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Barry Barnett
B: 1951-02-03
D: 2019-05-23
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Barnett, Barry
Elizabeth Kells
B: 1944-10-08
D: 2019-05-19
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Kells, Elizabeth
Dolores Moyer
B: 1927-07-04
D: 2019-05-19
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Moyer, Dolores
Floyd Gutierrez
B: 1984-10-25
D: 2019-05-18
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Gutierrez, Floyd
Gayle Fiedler
B: 1939-06-30
D: 2019-05-17
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Fiedler, Gayle
Eleanor Nelson
B: 1925-06-20
D: 2019-05-16
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Nelson, Eleanor
Warren Decker
B: 1943-05-15
D: 2019-05-15
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Decker, Warren
David Paterson
B: 1938-07-22
D: 2019-05-14
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Paterson, David
Sawyer DeMint
B: 1951-10-29
D: 2019-05-13
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DeMint, Sawyer
Estanislad Sarate
B: 1935-07-17
D: 2019-05-10
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Sarate, Estanislad
Jose Castillo
B: 1961-09-09
D: 2019-05-10
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Castillo, Jose
Sarah Hernandez
B: 1947-02-04
D: 2019-05-03
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Hernandez, Sarah
Eddie Gabaldon
B: 1924-11-16
D: 2019-05-01
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Gabaldon, Eddie
Isaac Pineda
B: 1982-02-08
D: 2019-05-01
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Pineda, Isaac
Charles Patterson
B: 1924-10-15
D: 2019-04-28
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Patterson, Charles
Robert Cloven
B: 1956-01-23
D: 2019-04-28
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Cloven, Robert
Isabel Andrade
B: 1927-07-08
D: 2019-04-26
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Andrade, Isabel
Viola Davis
B: 1941-12-16
D: 2019-04-26
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Davis, Viola
Mary Randall
B: 1946-05-04
D: 2019-04-25
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Randall, Mary
Phyllis Potter
B: 1926-07-02
D: 2019-04-23
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Potter, Phyllis
Erlinda Lopez
B: 1929-08-11
D: 2019-04-23
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Lopez, Erlinda

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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 (505) 864-4448 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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