Obituaries

Barbara Harvey
B: 1946-10-14
D: 2017-10-17
View Details
Harvey, Barbara
Lucille Yelverton
B: 1929-10-13
D: 2017-10-15
View Details
Yelverton, Lucille
Paul Polletta
B: 1945-12-06
D: 2017-10-14
View Details
Polletta, Paul
William Pitts
B: 1952-06-06
D: 2017-10-14
View Details
Pitts, William
Mildred Harris
B: 1947-06-09
D: 2017-10-13
View Details
Harris, Mildred
Algylee Rogers
B: 1944-02-09
D: 2017-10-12
View Details
Rogers, Algylee
Gregory Himes
B: 1954-03-31
D: 2017-10-11
View Details
Himes, Gregory
James Baynard
B: 1936-04-26
D: 2017-10-11
View Details
Baynard, James
Frank D'Ambro
B: 1927-08-06
D: 2017-10-10
View Details
D'Ambro, Frank
Clara Hall
B: 1951-12-07
D: 2017-10-10
View Details
Hall, Clara
Elva Dorman
B: 1934-08-03
D: 2017-10-10
View Details
Dorman, Elva
Douglas Towns
B: 1939-03-10
D: 2017-10-09
View Details
Towns, Douglas
Annie Dent
D: 2017-10-09
View Details
Dent, Annie
Marsha Green
B: 1956-01-18
D: 2017-10-08
View Details
Green, Marsha
Kirk Rankin
B: 1931-10-10
D: 2017-10-07
View Details
Rankin, Kirk
Eunice Jones
B: 1922-06-27
D: 2017-10-07
View Details
Jones, Eunice
Charles Mosley
B: 1924-05-15
D: 2017-10-05
View Details
Mosley, Charles
Marion Marshall
B: 1928-08-25
D: 2017-10-05
View Details
Marshall, Marion
William Soil
B: 1927-06-12
D: 2017-10-05
View Details
Soil , William
Linnie Richardson
B: 1932-05-01
D: 2017-10-05
View Details
Richardson , Linnie
Grant Miller
B: 1962-08-01
D: 2017-10-05
View Details
Miller, Grant

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
717 West Division Street
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: (302) 678-8747
Fax: (302) 744-9350

Our Burial Services

The earliest human burial dates back 100,000 years making it one of the longest-lived and most widespread of traditions. For an overview of the many different burial traditions, check out the websites in the Resources section below.

Understanding Burial Services

Here at Bennie Smith Funeral Home, we have the deepest respect for this traditional practice. If you are interested in learning more about the burial services we offer, please review the following information. Should you have questions about anything, please call us at (302) 678-8747.

There are many things to consider when deciding whether to bury a recently-deceased loved one, or when selecting burial during funeral pre-planning. One of the first decisions you'll need to make involves choosing both the cemetery and the specific place of burial within its grounds. You'll then need to select a casket and possibly a burial vault, as many modern cemeteries require their use. At some point, and this does not have to take place right away, the decision becomes one of selecting the headstone or marker and writing the inscription. A member of our professional staff will be available should you wish to have assistance in making each of these decisions.

An Open Invitation

We offer a number of affordable burial service options. They range from: simple burials where only a member of our staff oversees the interment; simple graveside services led by a minister or celebrant; and a traditional funeral service followed by burial. Each can be tailored to meet the needs and expectations of today's price-conscious families.

Sources:
Wikipedia, "Burial", modified 2014
National Parks Service, "Burial Customs and Cemeteries in American History", accessed 2014
Funerals & Flowers, "Death and Funeral Customs", 2013