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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Mr. John H. Shaffer, Sr., age 62 of Blairsville, GA, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, June 23, 2007. Mr. Shaffer, was born Sunday, January 28, 1945 in Alleghany County, MD to the late Harold T. Shaffer and the late Bonita Metz Shaffer. He was a member of Blairsville Church of God. He had an annointed musical gift and was a pianist for every church that he attended since he was 14 years old. He was office manager for the Radiology Department in Doctors Hospital in Lake Worth, FL prior to becoming disabled with multiple illnesses. He had lived most of his adult life in West Palm Beach, FL, during which he was a member of Trinity Assembly of God Church in Lake Worth, FL, before moving to the mountains of Blairsville which he loved. Survivors include: wife, Patricia Shaffer of Blairsville, GA, son & daughter-in-law, John and Judy Shaffer, Jr. of Cumberland, MD, son & daughter-in-law, Robert and Kim Shaffer of Cumberland, MD, daughter, Sarah Beth Shaffer of Blairsville, GA, brother, William F. Metz of College Park, MD, brother, Rev. Harold T. Shaffer of Ridgeley, WVA, sister, Charlotte J. Santmyire of LaVale, MD, sister, Diane Shaffer of Blairsville, GA, brother, Gregory J. Shaffer of Gerardstown, WVA, seven grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, special friends, Richard and Mary Jane Paollilo of Blairsville, GA. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at 2:00 P.M. from the Blairsville Church of God with the Pastor John Davis and Pastor Ronald Broadhead officiating. Music will be provided by Pastor John Davis. Interment will follow in Union Memory Gardens. Serving as pallbearers will be: Diane Shaffer, Keith Walker, Harold Shaffer, Jr., William Metz, Greg Shaffer and Larry Stover. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9, Monday, June 25. Mr. Shaffer will lie-in-state at the church, starting at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26.
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