Obituaries

Jeanne Farrand
B: 1929-03-10
D: 2019-01-13
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Farrand, Jeanne
Charley VanLaere
B: 1946-07-13
D: 2019-01-13
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VanLaere, Charley
Stewart Totty
B: 1944-04-13
D: 2019-01-13
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Totty, Stewart
Peggy Goucher
B: 1951-11-24
D: 2019-01-12
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Goucher, Peggy
John Harris
B: 1954-07-16
D: 2019-01-12
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Harris, John
Billy Austin
B: 1955-03-12
D: 2019-01-11
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Austin, Billy
Jerry Turner
B: 1930-11-04
D: 2019-01-11
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Turner, Jerry
Terry Drake
B: 1948-07-20
D: 2019-01-11
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Drake, Terry
Daniel Jones
B: 1943-01-23
D: 2019-01-11
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Jones, Daniel
Sandra James
B: 1953-02-03
D: 2019-01-09
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James, Sandra
Gary Hurla
B: 1946-06-20
D: 2019-01-08
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Hurla, Gary
Harland "Bob" Hawley
B: 1929-02-20
D: 2019-01-07
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Hawley, Harland "Bob"
Thomas Dessent
B: 1960-03-31
D: 2019-01-07
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Dessent, Thomas
Billie Wilson
B: 1932-10-19
D: 2019-01-07
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Wilson, Billie
Jess Pittman
B: 1950-04-06
D: 2019-01-05
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Pittman, Jess
Danny Renfrow
B: 1945-05-26
D: 2019-01-05
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Renfrow, Danny
Juanita Taylor
B: 1943-10-10
D: 2019-01-05
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Taylor, Juanita
Kathryn Pickering
B: 1942-01-25
D: 2019-01-05
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Pickering, Kathryn
Clyde Jordan
B: 1931-08-25
D: 2019-01-04
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Jordan, Clyde
Jane McMahan
B: 1925-02-13
D: 2019-01-04
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McMahan, Jane
Gary Stowell
B: 1951-01-28
D: 2019-01-04
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Stowell, Gary

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Funeral

For millennia the death of someone we love has been attended with ritual, a gathering of friends and family, with songs and sharing, and with caring for the body of the deceased.  Traditions change in various cultures, but the funeral is the way in which people share in their grief, celebrate a life lived, and prepare to live on without their loved one. 

At Speaks we exist to care for families as they both grieve and celebrate life.  We are honored to be chosen to help and treat people with dignity and care. Our service options are such that we can accommodate any plans that a family may wish to make and we provide logistical and specialized care in a wide variety of ways. 

Our website provides a resource for those who wish to plan, to understand both what is possible and what is needed, and to bring support to families as they make arrangements.  We are here to help.

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Celebrating a Life
The life of your loved one deserves to be celebrated. Here are the ways we can create a meaningful ceremony of remembrance where family and friends can find comfort in companionship, and in shared memories.
Creating a Legacy of Memories
It’s important to secure the memories and stories of a loved one. Learn more about why we offer the finest in online tributes and tribute videos, the Book of Memories™.
Steps in Planning a Funeral or Memorial Service
Outlining the basics, this page is a fine place to start for those families faced with making final care arrangements for a loved one. Here’s where you become familiar with what’s ahead.