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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DOROTHY MAE RAYBURN, 93, of Arthur City, died Sunday May 4, 2008 at Legend Healthcare Center. Starrett Funeral Home will conduct funeral services at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday May 7, 2008 at the Arthur City Baptist Church with Rev. Terry Barnett officiating. Burial will follow in Long Cemetery.
The body will lie in repose at the church for one hour prior to the service.
Mrs. Rayburn was born September 19, 1914 in Powderly, a daughter of William and Janie Ledford Spalding. She attended Lamar County schools and was a member of the Arthur City Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker.
She married J.D. Rayburn on May 15, 1933 in Lamar County. He preceded her in death on August 3, 1998.
Survivors include a son, Bob Davis Rayburn and wife Glenda, of Arthur City; a daughter, Judy Mae Shawhart and husband Johnny, of Powderly; four grandchildren, Paula Martin, Brenda Hale, Kenny Shawhart and Belinda Lawson ; three great-grandchildren, Jeremy Upchurch, Jade Upchurch and Amanda Lawson; two sisters, Gladys Gordon, of Arthur City and Joy Fletcher, of Michigan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; by her step-mother, Joycie Spaulding; two brothers, Bob and William Spalding; and by three sisters, Jewel Matthews, Fay Hervey and Opal Ruthart.
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