Obituaries

Melvin Martin
B: 1937-11-30
D: 2019-07-16
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Martin, Melvin
Alfred Hovatter
B: 1927-11-02
D: 2019-07-12
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Hovatter, Alfred
Hilda Cogar
B: 1923-12-17
D: 2019-07-12
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Cogar, Hilda
Marvin Cunningham
B: 1926-01-12
D: 2019-07-12
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Cunningham, Marvin
Doug Roach
B: 1931-07-07
D: 2019-07-12
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Roach, Doug
William Sine
B: 1944-08-03
D: 2019-07-11
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Sine, William
Kenneth Howard
B: 1939-12-30
D: 2019-07-11
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Howard, Kenneth
Lisa White
B: 1965-07-25
D: 2019-07-11
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White, Lisa
Ruth Kercheval
D: 2019-07-10
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Kercheval, Ruth
Libern Barnes
B: 1961-12-28
D: 2019-07-10
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Barnes, Libern
Mary Rogers
B: 1929-08-13
D: 2019-07-10
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Rogers, Mary
Donald Runkles
B: 1941-06-25
D: 2019-07-09
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Runkles, Donald
Pearl Elliott
B: 1944-12-10
D: 2019-07-09
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Elliott, Pearl
Virginia Glascock
B: 1942-11-01
D: 2019-07-08
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Glascock, Virginia
Stephen Hooper
B: 1952-12-21
D: 2019-07-08
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Hooper, Stephen
Agnes Copenhaver
B: 1928-02-06
D: 2019-07-07
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Copenhaver, Agnes
Rodney Miller
B: 1957-05-18
D: 2019-07-07
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Miller, Rodney
Emma Becker
B: 1926-09-30
D: 2019-07-07
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Becker, Emma
Charles Hough
B: 1946-09-12
D: 2019-07-06
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Hough, Charles
Kenneth R. "Shorty" McFillan
B: 1929-03-05
D: 2019-07-05
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McFillan, Kenneth R. "Shorty"
Billy Dove
B: 1946-10-07
D: 2019-07-04
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Dove, Billy

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What is a Memorial Service?

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.

Memorial Service Ideas

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.

If a personalized memorial service suits the needs of your family, we suggest you consider the following questions:

  • What did your loved one like to do?
  • What was he or she like as an individual?
  • What was their profession and how did that shape their life?
  • Was your loved one spiritual?
  • Was he or she proud of their cultural or ethnic heritage? 

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Using the above five questions as our guide, we will spend the time to help create a fitting memorial service for your loved one. Please call us at 304-263-8896 to learn the details of our memorial service planning process.