Obituaries

Billie Smith
B: 1918-04-22
D: 2017-11-12
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Smith, Billie
Joseph Hill
B: 1930-05-18
D: 2017-11-08
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Hill, Joseph
Aaron Garlen
D: 2017-11-05
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Garlen, Aaron
Susan Porter
B: 1947-11-06
D: 2017-11-04
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Porter, Susan
Brooks Ashcraft
B: 1933-04-21
D: 2017-11-01
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Ashcraft, Brooks
Thomas Hensley
B: 1943-01-12
D: 2017-10-30
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Hensley, Thomas
Christine Smith
B: 1922-01-20
D: 2017-10-24
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Smith, Christine
Jimmy Appleton
B: 1943-02-23
D: 2017-10-24
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Appleton, Jimmy
Ruth McKay
B: 1951-05-28
D: 2017-10-13
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McKay, Ruth
Jomel Padilla
B: 1989-10-07
D: 2017-10-10
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Padilla, Jomel
Robert Harrison
B: 1935-06-07
D: 2017-10-06
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Harrison, Robert
William Mooney
B: 1927-07-20
D: 2017-10-05
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Mooney, William
Edward Woodall
B: 1951-08-04
D: 2017-09-28
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Woodall, Edward
Gabriel Spalding
B: 1973-10-21
D: 2017-09-21
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Spalding, Gabriel
John (Johnny) Sandlin
B: 1945-04-16
D: 2017-09-19
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Sandlin, John (Johnny)
Ruth Elmore
B: 1922-07-28
D: 2017-09-17
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Elmore, Ruth
James Huffstutler
B: 1926-01-14
D: 2017-09-15
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Huffstutler, James
Dorothea Patterson
B: 1932-07-26
D: 2017-09-04
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Patterson, Dorothea
Donald Robison
B: 1944-08-19
D: 2017-09-02
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Robison, Donald
Christine Roche
B: 1949-01-29
D: 2017-08-28
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Roche, Christine
Howard Allen
B: 1927-08-26
D: 2017-08-23
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Allen, Howard

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Unlike a traditional funeral, a memorial service is a gathering where a casket is not present (although the urn with the cremated remains may be on display). A memorial service can be held weeks or even months after the death.

A memorial service can be held in a church, the funeral home or a community hall, or somewhere of importance to the deceased and family. There is usually music, selected readings, and a eulogy. Memorial services can be further personalized as a celebration-of-life.

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Our experience has shown us that many of today's families want more than a traditional funeral. This can be done by bringing more of the personality and lifestyle of the deceased into the arrangements. By displaying photographs or staging the event around a favorite pastime, a memorial service can become more personal and meaningful.

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  • What did your loved one like to do?
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