Ordering through the funeral home helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship with. Through this service, you will be able to leave a longer message of support to the family via a card with the picture of your selection that will be included with your thoughtful gesture. As well as a photo of your arrangement and message 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, allowing you the opportunity to choose a different arrangement if you wish.
The price of these selections also include the funeral home caring for the flowers after the funeral and delivering them to the family, or various care facilities 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.
This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
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Mrs. Martha Helen Howard of Dothan died Friday, October 31, 2008 at he Southeast Alabama Medical Center after a year long battle with cancer. She was 74. Funeral services will be held at 2 P.M. Sunday, November 2, 2008 at the Ward Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Tim Willis officiating. A private graveside will be held following the service at Fairview Cemetery in Eufaula. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home from 4 to 6 P.M. Saturday, November 1, 2008. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society 2346 W. Main Street, Suite 3, Dothan, AL 36301 or to Ridgecrest Baptist Church Building Fund. Mrs. Howard was born Augusts 25, 1934 in Clayton, Alabama, the daughter of the late Andrew Stanford Jones and Myrtle Ruth Cook Jones. She attended Ridgecrest Baptist Church. She attended the University of Miami with a Home Economics Major, and retired from Best Western Inns after many years of service. She was well known for her good cooking, especially her Banana Pudding. She was also known for being a stock analisyst. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be greatly missed. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Mr. Charles A. Jones, and a sister, Mrs. Evelyn Cronic. Survivors include: her husband, Carroll Howard of Dothan; daughters, Charlene Blake and her husband, Karl D. of Vienna, VA.; Brenda Beard and her husband, Ronnie E. of Dothan; Rosemary O’Keefe and her husband, Thomas of Boykins, VA.; Pamela Howard and her husband, Bill Kirkman of Monument, Co.; Janet Miserendino and her husband, Carl of Witchita, Kansas; son, Joseph Howard of Arden, NC; sister, Faye Wilson and her husband, Joel of Eufaula, 13 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
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