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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Barbara Jane Davidson Lorenz, age 70 passed away Saturday, September 20, 2008 after a brief illness, at her home. Born May 18, 1938 in Heflin Ala. she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Myrtle Brown Davidson and the wife of the late Edward G. Lorenz who died in 2005. She worked at Fort McClelland Army Base in Anniston, Al., then the Social Security Administration in Orlando, Fl. until she retires in 1990. She and her husband, Ed moved to Murphy to retire in 1991. She moved to Andrews in 19999 and became very active in many things in the community. She was the President of the Ladies Guild at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, the secretary of the Valley River Civitan Cllub, and "Nana" to most everyone in town. She loved craft making, sewing, working in her greenhouse, going to yard sales & thrift stores and was always there to assist anyone in need. She is survived by a brother, Thomas Edward (Bud) Davidson and wife Polly heflin, Al; two daughters Gayle Horton &husband Philip of Andrews, NC and Freda Elchos&husband Monnie of Kiln, MS; one son, Bruce McNutt of Pensacola, Fl; six grandchildren, Conner, Andrew, and Savannah Horton; Olympia Elchos; Brian & Katie McNutt, and three great grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 11:00am to 1:00pm on Friday, September 26th, 2008 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Andrews. Memorial Mass will be celebrated by Father Carl Kaltreide and Father Michael Kottar at 1:00pm on Friday, September 26th, 2008 at the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Andrews, Interment will be at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain, NC at a later date. In Lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Memory of Jane D. Lorenz to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1151, Murphy, NC 28906 or Good Shepherd Home Health & Hospice, P.O. Box 465, Hayesville, NC 28904. Arrangements entrusted to the Cochran Funeral Home of Murphy. You may send condolences to the family and sign the guest register at www.cochranfuneralhomes.com.
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