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.
The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.
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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We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.
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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Rev. Dayton Edgar Babb, age 91, of 117 McIntyre Street, Jonesborough, TN , went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Friday, January 14, 2011 at the James H. Quillen V.A Medical Center Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Carter and Washington Counties, and a son of the late Alfred Babb and Rettie Ann Medlin Babb. Rev. Babb was a U.S Army Veteran serving during WWII. He was a spinner mechanic at North American Rayon Corporation and retired in 1980 after 39 years. Rev Babb was a member of the Bible Church and also attended Day of Deliverance Church, and was a Bishop of the Pentecostal Faith. Rev. Babb was a well known Pentecostal Preacher in the area. In addition to his parents, Mr. Babb was preceded in death by his first wife, Thelma Brumitt Babb in 1987; a son, Ricky Babb, 1971; brothers, Otis, Marshall, Guy, Alfred Jr., Carson, Arch, Freddie, and Marvin Babb, and David Head; Grandson, Anthony Hale Babb; Daughter-in-law, Rosa Babb; Son-in-law, Irvan Ford.
Survivors include his wife Jo Ellen Babb, Jonesborough; five children, Marjorie Zehring Ford, Jonesborough, Eddie Babb, Johnson City, Daniel Babb, Jonesborough, Linda Babb, Caribou, Maine, Rocky Babb and Wife Amy, Jonesborough; One step daughter, Margaret White and husband, Curtis, Tracy Mill (N.B.) Canada; Two brothers, Cecil Babb and wife Nola, Elizabethton, Jim Head and wife Audrey; Four sisters, Lena Phipps, Elizabethton, Gladys Weaver, Johnson City, Wanda Presnell, Johnson City, Verna Gaye and husband Bobby Fulwiler, Johnson City; Step-Children, The Marshall Family; Grandchildren, Patricia Zehring, Gladys, Mary, Tammy, and Violet Baker , Clara Babb, Terrence, Joshua, Jacob, and Jeremy Zehring, Ricky and Kenneth Babb, David Craze, Edward Baker, Edward Walker, and Morgan Lynn Babb; Step grandsons, Travis, Tyler, and Tyson White. Great Grandchildren, and Great Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive.
The funeral service for Rev. Babb will be conducted at 7:00 P.M. Monday, January 17, 2010 from the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Hilton officiating. Music will be under the direction of Betty Baker and the Joyful Sounds and Carla Jarrett. Friends may celebrate Dayton’s life with the family at Appalachian Funeral Home Monday from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. or other times at the residence of a daughter, 102 Oakwell Ln., Jonesborough, TN.
The graveside service and internment will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, January 18 from Mountain Home National Cemetery with Military Honors presented by the Boone Dam V.F.W and members of the Tennessee Army National Guard. Those who wish to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday to proceed to the Cemetery led by Rolling Thunder.
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