Obituaries

Loy McWilliams
B: 1943-10-27
D: 2019-02-16
View Details
McWilliams, Loy
Diana Scott
B: 1936-08-10
D: 2019-02-15
View Details
Scott, Diana
Sean Ward
B: 1969-05-22
D: 2019-02-04
View Details
Ward, Sean
Sandra Kitchen
B: 1944-11-18
D: 2019-01-29
View Details
Kitchen, Sandra
Gifford White
B: 1936-05-25
D: 2019-01-21
View Details
White, Gifford
Erwin Cox
B: 1960-10-15
D: 2019-01-12
View Details
Cox, Erwin
David Womack
B: 1946-10-23
D: 2019-01-09
View Details
Womack, David
Penny Williams
B: 1925-06-18
D: 2019-01-08
View Details
Williams, Penny
Yvonne Shirilla
B: 1931-03-11
D: 2019-01-08
View Details
Shirilla, Yvonne
Martin Salas
B: 1963-02-20
D: 2019-01-08
View Details
Salas, Martin
Albin Hokanson
B: 1939-09-06
D: 2018-12-31
View Details
Hokanson, Albin
Opal Gibson-Reed
B: 1923-06-19
D: 2018-12-30
View Details
Gibson-Reed, Opal
Johnny Hargrove
B: 1958-09-12
D: 2018-12-22
View Details
Hargrove, Johnny
Ronnie Johnson
B: 1945-11-25
D: 2018-12-21
View Details
Johnson, Ronnie
Carl Hopkins
B: 1953-05-05
D: 2018-12-14
View Details
Hopkins, Carl
Casey Brooks
B: 1975-07-02
D: 2018-12-08
View Details
Brooks, Casey
William Smith
B: 1935-06-08
D: 2018-12-02
View Details
Smith, William
Lorita Ingram
B: 1921-11-11
D: 2018-12-02
View Details
Ingram, Lorita
Joyce Wilson
B: 1930-09-28
D: 2018-11-28
View Details
Wilson, Joyce
Kenneth Skipworth
B: 1935-08-19
D: 2018-11-23
View Details
Skipworth, Kenneth
Roxie Calsada
B: 1937-06-13
D: 2018-11-18
View Details
Calsada, Roxie

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
242 Orange Street
ABILENE, TX 79601
Phone: 325-677-6246
Fax: 325-677-7321

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 325-677-6246 to begin.

Online Sources:

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