Obituaries

Kathy Terry
B: 1951-09-10
D: 2017-10-16
View Details
Terry, Kathy
Glenn Earley
B: 1974-08-16
D: 2017-10-09
View Details
Earley, Glenn
Alma Sponcil
B: 1931-04-11
D: 2017-10-05
View Details
Sponcil, Alma
Wanda Calhoun
B: 1940-01-08
D: 2017-10-03
View Details
Calhoun, Wanda
Bettye Soper
B: 1932-02-06
D: 2017-10-02
View Details
Soper, Bettye
Jeremy Stubblefield
B: 1983-08-05
D: 2017-09-30
View Details
Stubblefield, Jeremy
James Harrill
B: 1934-12-18
D: 2017-09-28
View Details
Harrill, James
Louis Doty
B: 1942-07-04
D: 2017-09-28
View Details
Doty, Louis
Virginia Crump
B: 1920-03-01
D: 2017-09-26
View Details
Crump, Virginia
Mary O'Neill
B: 1939-03-11
D: 2017-09-21
View Details
O'Neill, Mary
Elizabeth Goodman
B: 1922-06-05
D: 2017-09-21
View Details
Goodman, Elizabeth
Scott Featherston
B: 1967-07-11
D: 2017-09-14
View Details
Featherston, Scott
Robert Kirkpatrick
B: 1929-09-05
D: 2017-09-13
View Details
Kirkpatrick, Robert
Charlotte Rhodes
B: 1932-10-24
D: 2017-09-10
View Details
Rhodes, Charlotte
Ida Willoughby
B: 1929-04-26
D: 2017-09-09
View Details
Willoughby, Ida
Elizabeth Wright
B: 1918-11-15
D: 2017-09-06
View Details
Wright, Elizabeth
Peter Clough
B: 1953-06-06
D: 2017-09-04
View Details
Clough, Peter
Ronald Isbell
B: 1938-01-09
D: 2017-09-03
View Details
Isbell, Ronald
Martha Lovell
B: 1939-08-23
D: 2017-08-26
View Details
Lovell, Martha
Larry Sturgill
B: 1954-08-23
D: 2017-08-23
View Details
Sturgill, Larry
Elizabeth Meteer
B: 1918-03-20
D: 2017-08-19
View Details
Meteer, Elizabeth

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
526 Pleasant Street
PARIS, KY 40361
Phone: (859) 987-1555
Fax: (859) 987-1966

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.