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Petra Gonzales
B: 1924-08-01
D: 2017-08-18
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Gonzales, Petra
Charles William "Bill" Stillwell
B: 1936-07-02
D: 2017-08-14
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Stillwell, Charles William "Bill"
Maria Garcia
B: 1914-11-30
D: 2017-08-13
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Garcia, Maria
Clara Kravitz
B: 1928-10-30
D: 2017-08-11
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Kravitz, Clara
Maria Mejia
B: 1939-10-27
D: 2017-08-10
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Mejia, Maria
Robert Autry
B: 1920-05-17
D: 2017-08-10
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Autry, Robert
Andy Robbins
B: 1936-04-29
D: 2017-08-07
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Robbins, Andy
Mary Bales
B: 1934-12-23
D: 2017-08-06
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Bales, Mary
Mark Embrey
B: 1955-11-26
D: 2017-08-03
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Embrey, Mark
Richard McCombs
B: 1941-04-04
D: 2017-08-02
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McCombs, Richard
Anna Neal
B: 1932-09-28
D: 2017-07-31
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Neal, Anna
Selma West
B: 1957-08-28
D: 2017-07-29
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West, Selma
Nettie Smith
B: 1944-04-15
D: 2017-07-29
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Smith, Nettie
Inez McGlothine
B: 1926-05-23
D: 2017-07-28
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McGlothine, Inez
Enreqire Garcia
B: 1945-08-09
D: 2017-07-28
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Garcia, Enreqire
MSG Bruce Dickinson, U.S. Army (Ret.)
B: 1950-12-03
D: 2017-07-25
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Dickinson, U.S. Army (Ret.), MSG Bruce
Jessie Davis
B: 1943-11-17
D: 2017-07-25
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Davis, Jessie
Jason Kreutler
B: 1979-07-09
D: 2017-07-24
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Kreutler, Jason
Bobby Baker, Sr.
B: 1941-05-09
D: 2017-07-23
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Baker, Sr., Bobby
Susan Flores
B: 1955-10-01
D: 2017-07-21
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Flores, Susan
Joyce Russell
B: 1934-01-07
D: 2017-07-18
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Russell, Joyce

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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 830-582-1521 to begin.

Online Sources:

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