Obituaries

Charles Lay
D: 2017-04-28
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Lay, Charles
Theresa Curran
D: 2017-04-28
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Curran, Theresa
Cyrus Arasteh
B: 1923-09-24
D: 2017-04-27
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Arasteh, Cyrus
Elizabeth Butler
B: 1937-12-16
D: 2017-04-26
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Butler, Elizabeth
Barbara Olson
B: 1922-06-09
D: 2017-04-23
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Olson, Barbara
Raymond Kayea
B: 1925-12-08
D: 2017-04-23
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Kayea, Raymond
Mary Arvey
B: 1923-07-22
D: 2017-04-22
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Arvey, Mary
Raymond LaPlaca
B: 1937-05-01
D: 2017-04-22
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LaPlaca, Raymond
Wilhemenia Burnett
B: 1937-07-27
D: 2017-04-21
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Burnett, Wilhemenia
Stacey Witte
B: 1968-02-11
D: 2017-04-20
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Witte, Stacey
Roma Weller
B: 1918-04-19
D: 2017-04-19
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Weller, Roma
Elena Stepien
B: 1950-05-18
D: 2017-04-19
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Stepien, Elena
Charles Trunnell, Jr.
B: 1935-08-29
D: 2017-04-17
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Trunnell, Jr., Charles
Anna Howson
B: 1924-10-07
D: 2017-04-16
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Howson, Anna
Blossom Kislin
B: 1922-09-02
D: 2017-04-16
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Kislin, Blossom
Jeanette Crockette
B: 1921-12-31
D: 2017-04-16
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Crockette, Jeanette
Thomas Doran
B: 1926-01-25
D: 2017-04-16
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Doran, Thomas
Inez Berry
B: 1923-11-08
D: 2017-04-16
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Berry, Inez
David Pethel
B: 1965-07-08
D: 2017-04-15
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Pethel, David
Darian O'Brien
B: 1995-09-27
D: 2017-04-15
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O'Brien, Darian
Concepcion Elefano
B: 1925-12-08
D: 2017-04-14
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Elefano, Concepcion

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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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