Obituaries

Mary Lou McKnight
B: 1938-08-12
D: 2017-11-17
View Details
McKnight, Mary Lou
Laurence Moore
B: 1927-12-27
D: 2017-11-08
View Details
Moore , Laurence
Louise Hall
B: 1920-11-12
D: 2017-11-06
View Details
Hall, Louise
Garry Lewis
B: 1940-03-14
D: 2017-10-04
View Details
Lewis, Garry
Ronald Fader
B: 1938-05-12
D: 2017-09-26
View Details
Fader, Ronald
Napoleon Boone
B: 1919-03-25
D: 2017-09-22
View Details
Boone , Napoleon
Gilbert Daniels
B: 1933-01-19
D: 2017-09-21
View Details
Daniels, Gilbert
Everett Wicker
B: 1941-05-10
D: 2017-09-15
View Details
Wicker, Everett
Lucretia Dyck
B: 1920-09-10
D: 2017-09-05
View Details
Dyck, Lucretia
Frank Murphy
B: 1936-01-31
D: 2017-09-04
View Details
Murphy, Frank
Audrey Shockey
B: 1930-10-10
D: 2017-09-02
View Details
Shockey, Audrey
Evangeline Sherbahn
B: 1927-01-23
D: 2017-08-29
View Details
Sherbahn, Evangeline
Alice Mohr
B: 1923-05-29
D: 2017-08-26
View Details
Mohr, Alice
Mario Garcia
B: 1970-08-31
D: 2017-07-28
View Details
Garcia , Mario
Elsie Sharp
B: 1915-07-21
D: 2017-07-20
View Details
Sharp, Elsie
Clyde Murphy
B: 1942-12-25
D: 2017-07-04
View Details
Murphy, Clyde
Bruce Moore
B: 1942-01-18
D: 2017-06-29
View Details
Moore, Bruce
Donald Snyder
B: 1957-01-03
D: 2017-06-23
View Details
Snyder, Donald
Zelpha Strange
B: 1922-01-13
D: 2017-06-04
View Details
Strange, Zelpha
Judy Metz-Bridges
B: 1956-06-08
D: 2017-06-04
View Details
Metz-Bridges, Judy
Sharon Wilson
B: 1946-10-24
D: 2017-05-30
View Details
Wilson, Sharon

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
311 E. Central Avenue
Sutherlin, OR 97479
Phone: (541) 459-2281
Fax: (541) 459-9136

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 (541) 459-2281 to begin.

Online Sources:

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

 

365 Days of Healing

Grieving doesn't always end with the funeral: subscribe to our free daily grief support email program, designed to help you a little bit every day, by filling out the form below.

52 Weeks of Support

It's hard to know what to say when someone experiences loss. Our free weekly newsletter provides insights, quotes and messages on how to help during the first year.