Obituaries

Jeffrey Markley
B: 1959-10-12
D: 2018-12-06
View Details
Markley, Jeffrey
Thomas Harman
B: 1964-09-06
D: 2018-12-06
View Details
Harman, Thomas
William Walker
B: 1961-12-14
D: 2018-12-06
View Details
Walker, William
Thomas Catlett
B: 1951-05-19
D: 2018-12-03
View Details
Catlett, Thomas
Edmund Garner
B: 1934-03-14
D: 2018-12-02
View Details
Garner, Edmund
Gwen Sigler
B: 1931-10-12
D: 2018-12-02
View Details
Sigler, Gwen
Lewis Bailey
B: 1937-02-24
D: 2018-11-30
View Details
Bailey, Lewis
Joan Harris
B: 1948-03-24
D: 2018-11-29
View Details
Harris, Joan
Gregory Luke
B: 1948-11-27
D: 2018-11-29
View Details
Luke, Gregory
Lacy Gillum
B: 1989-03-25
D: 2018-11-27
View Details
Gillum, Lacy
Nancy Brown
B: 1926-03-15
D: 2018-11-26
View Details
Brown, Nancy
Avanell Reel
B: 1922-07-07
D: 2018-11-25
View Details
Reel, Avanell
Kenneth Silvius
B: 1974-03-29
D: 2018-11-25
View Details
Silvius, Kenneth
Freddie Elliott
B: 1964-07-12
D: 2018-11-24
View Details
Elliott, Freddie
Rodney Moore
B: 1971-09-20
D: 2018-11-24
View Details
Moore, Rodney
Peggy Duvall
B: 1946-06-17
D: 2018-11-23
View Details
Duvall, Peggy
Laurence Laird
B: 1950-08-04
D: 2018-11-22
View Details
Laird, Laurence
Michael Rogers
B: 1957-07-07
D: 2018-11-22
View Details
Rogers, Michael
Dana Biggs
B: 1973-02-12
D: 2018-11-22
View Details
Biggs, Dana
Charles Malin
B: 1946-11-15
D: 2018-11-21
View Details
Malin, Charles
Thomas Gaither
B: 1953-06-05
D: 2018-11-20
View Details
Gaither, Thomas

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
327 West King Street
Martinsburg, WV 25401
Phone: 304-263-8896
Fax: 304-263-9248

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 (304) 263-8896 to begin.

Online Sources:

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