Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
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In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
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James A. Taylor, 91, of Paducah died at 12:45 p.m. Sunday at his home.
Mr. Taylor retired from Illinois Central Gulf Railroad with 40 years of service. He was a member of Ware Memorial Church of God in Christ for 65 years, serving as a deacon, Sunday school superintendent and church financial manager. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran, district president of YPWW and a recipient of the National Deacon Award.
Surviving are three sons, James C. Taylor of Paducah, Robert L. Taylor of St. Louis and Charles E. Taylor of North Chicago, Ill.; three daughters, Bettye J. Baker and Christina Thompson, both of Aurora, Colo., and Gracie Nell Miles of Jeffersonville, Ind.; two brothers, Thad Taylor of Paducah and Sammie Taylor of West Paducah; 20 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 68 years, Gracie C. Taylor. His parents were Ambrose Taylor and Tennia Hayes Taylor.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Greater Love Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Marshall Chambers officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Pettus-Rowland Funeral Home and after 10 a.m. Saturday at the church.
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