Obituaries

Randy Stegman
B: 1949-07-29
D: 2017-12-11
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Stegman, Randy
Sandra Smith
B: 1954-02-02
D: 2017-12-11
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Smith, Sandra
James Malone
B: 1932-01-10
D: 2017-12-09
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Malone, James
Daphne Smith
B: 1917-12-13
D: 2017-12-02
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Smith, Daphne
Arvel Swann
B: 1929-10-09
D: 2017-12-01
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Swann, Arvel
Terrance Ward
B: 1964-08-13
D: 2017-11-30
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Ward, Terrance
Robert Schoenstein
B: 1959-04-09
D: 2017-11-29
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Schoenstein, Robert
Bobby Shaw
B: 1936-09-09
D: 2017-11-27
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Shaw, Bobby
Brenda Rogers
B: 1952-11-24
D: 2017-11-24
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Rogers, Brenda
Roy Raymond
B: 1962-02-27
D: 2017-11-24
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Raymond, Roy
Stella Reed
B: 1935-10-30
D: 2017-11-23
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Reed, Stella
Bobbie Humphreys
B: 1936-08-31
D: 2017-11-22
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Humphreys, Bobbie
Kenneth Myers
B: 1932-09-09
D: 2017-11-21
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Myers, Kenneth
Ivan Davenport
B: 1928-10-04
D: 2017-11-21
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Davenport, Ivan
Jesse Stanford
B: 1974-04-26
D: 2017-11-18
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Stanford, Jesse
Leta Westbrook
B: 1928-09-26
D: 2017-11-17
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Westbrook, Leta
Harold Carter
B: 1930-10-19
D: 2017-11-15
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Carter, Harold
Maria Tittle
B: 1939-11-03
D: 2017-11-14
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Tittle, Maria
Johnnie Crow
B: 1953-05-14
D: 2017-11-14
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Crow, Johnnie
Riku Salonen
B: 1976-02-03
D: 2017-11-12
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Salonen, Riku
Donald Moore
B: 1936-11-23
D: 2017-11-11
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Moore, Donald

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Why a Memorial Service?

Rather than opting to do things "the same old way", many families today want to celebrate the life of a loved one. Many funeral service professionals see this change as one of the many contributions to social change made by 'Baby Boomers'. The National Funeral Directors Association notes, "As baby boomers age and find themselves having to plan funerals for loved ones and themselves, they are making funeral choices based on values that are different than previous generations. Baby boomers see funerals as a valuable part of the grieving process and are seeking ways to make them meaningful." If you too desire to make the funeral for a loved one more engaging and personally meaningful, a celebration-of-life may be the perfect concept to build on.

How Does a Celebration-of-Life Differ from a Traditional Funeral?

As mentioned in the page Traditional Funeral Services, there are four basic components which make up the conventional approach to funerals:

  1.  A Visitation
  2. The Funeral Service
  3. A Committal Service
  4. The Funeral Reception

A traditional funeral then is a series of events; it's a ritualized process where the deceased, and the attendees, pass from one social status to another; a process where the torn fabric of a family and community is repaired. According to the online article "Six Characteristics of Helpful Ceremonies", by William Hoy, Director of Grief Connect, this is done by including:

  1. Symbols of shared significance intended to communicate beyond words
  2. Ritual actions shared by a group of individuals
  3. Gathered people providing comfort to one another
  4. Connection to heritage through recognized readings
  5. Increased physical contact between attendees provide comfort
  6. Witnessing the transition of the body through burial or cremation

In knowing these characteristics, you can design a celebration-of-life–as unique as the life of your loved. Learn how to create a Celebration of Life.