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George Rush
B: 1929-10-14
D: 2017-04-22
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Rush, George
Wilbert "Brother", "Chassion" Chaisson
B: 1936-06-08
D: 2017-04-20
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Chaisson, Wilbert "Brother", "Chassion"
Willis Chatfield
B: 1935-05-28
D: 2017-04-20
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Chatfield, Willis
Norma Berg
B: 1930-06-06
D: 2017-04-19
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Berg, Norma
Jerry Puckett
B: 1940-12-31
D: 2017-04-16
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Puckett, Jerry
Marianne Abbrat
B: 1943-10-17
D: 2017-04-15
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Abbrat, Marianne
Nicholas Hazen
B: 1928-06-23
D: 2017-04-14
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Hazen, Nicholas
Harold L. "Bubba" Hannah
B: 1930-02-21
D: 2017-04-13
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Hannah, Harold L. "Bubba"
Kathryn Warley
B: 1927-11-15
D: 2017-04-08
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Warley, Kathryn
Bette Shumake
B: 1923-03-18
D: 2017-04-07
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Shumake, Bette
Charles Bloom
B: 1928-04-10
D: 2017-04-06
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Bloom, Charles
Don McDaniel
B: 1927-06-18
D: 2017-04-06
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McDaniel, Don
Candelario Marquez
D: 2017-04-04
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Marquez, Candelario
Alywe Mauro
B: 1922-09-17
D: 2017-04-03
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Mauro, Alywe
Marianne Dean
B: 1932-10-12
D: 2017-04-01
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Dean, Marianne
Mary Elise (Swonke) Klaus
B: 1942-02-10
D: 2017-03-27
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Klaus, Mary Elise (Swonke)
Nell Kruger
B: 1927-03-30
D: 2017-03-26
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Kruger, Nell
Young Chun
B: 1957-11-19
D: 2017-03-23
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Chun, Young
Raymond Thompson
B: 1924-03-06
D: 2017-03-23
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Thompson, Raymond
Raul Oquendo
B: 1946-09-08
D: 2017-03-19
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Oquendo, Raul
Maria Munoz
D: 2017-03-17
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Munoz, Maria

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Traditional Funeral in Houston | Woodland Funeral Homes

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 713.682.3663 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

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