Obituaries

Hayden Swazey
B: 2009-08-04
D: 2017-10-16
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Swazey, Hayden
Billy Clark
B: 1934-10-06
D: 2017-10-15
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Clark, Billy
Tammy Henry
B: 1975-07-11
D: 2017-10-10
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Henry, Tammy
Ricky Pilgreen
B: 1950-08-06
D: 2017-10-09
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Pilgreen, Ricky
Ronald Barnhill
B: 1941-03-27
D: 2017-10-09
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Barnhill, Ronald
Hilton Ramsey
B: 1926-06-28
D: 2017-10-09
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Ramsey, Hilton
Janice Torrey
B: 1945-09-27
D: 2017-10-08
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Torrey, Janice
Sherry Jackson
B: 1960-04-25
D: 2017-10-07
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Jackson, Sherry
Ralph Turner
B: 1959-09-20
D: 2017-10-06
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Turner, Ralph
Ricky Thornton
B: 1954-01-26
D: 2017-10-06
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Thornton, Ricky
Keith Perry
B: 1937-06-26
D: 2017-10-03
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Perry, Keith
Byron Holton
B: 1962-03-27
D: 2017-10-01
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Holton, Byron
Jerry McCready
B: 1956-06-08
D: 2017-09-24
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McCready, Jerry
Christina Schwinghammer
B: 1955-04-24
D: 2017-09-21
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Schwinghammer, Christina
Bobbie Sheppard
B: 1937-09-17
D: 2017-09-19
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Sheppard, Bobbie
Randall Ross
B: 1964-02-12
D: 2017-09-19
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Ross, Randall
Stephanie Hall
B: 1963-07-26
D: 2017-09-18
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Hall, Stephanie
Gorman McDowell
B: 1943-08-18
D: 2017-09-17
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McDowell, Gorman
Nila Ebey
B: 1938-11-16
D: 2017-09-17
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Ebey, Nila
Betty Baker
B: 1957-08-06
D: 2017-09-16
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Baker, Betty
Nelwyn "Susie" Turner
B: 1959-12-18
D: 2017-09-13
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Turner, Nelwyn "Susie"

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West Monroe, LA 71291
Phone: (318) 396-3191
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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 (318) 396-3191 to begin.

Online Sources:

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