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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Barry Don James was born in Durant, Ok. June 6, 1961 to Berry Grant and Betty Hicks James. He passed from this life at home January 8, 2011, at the age of 49. He was preceded in death by his father. Barry Don was married to Cindy Williams from 1988-2004 and they have a daughter, Whitney Brin. He graduated Durant High School in 1979 and attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Barry Don worked for the State of Oklahoma Department of Labor for 24 years as a boiler inspector covering the southern half of the state. He is survived by: daughter Whitney Brin James and step-son Aaron Williams, both of Durant, and Mom and step-dad, Betty and Allen Wheeler, Durant. Also, sisters and brothers-in-law, Brandi and Justin Hyde, Chappell Hill, Tx. and Cindy and Lawrence Whittington, Whitefish, Mt. He has two step brothers and sister-in-law, Lloyd and Anita Wheeler, Irving, Tx. and Rory Wheeler, Durant. He also leaves behind many aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Barry Don was a loving father, a wonderful son, and a trusted friend to many. He enjoyed life to the fullest and looked forward to each day, particularly those where he could be outside. He loved to hunt, ride his Harley, camp, play golf - anything outdoors. He was loved by many and will be deeply missed. Funeral services will be on Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, in Durant. Rev. James Robinson will officiate. Interment will be at Highland Cemetery with Randy Downs, Tommy Bertrand, Mark Brooks, Todd Weder, Tracy Herron, Donnie Husband, Larry Hallmark, Keith Cavender, Johnny Harris and James Clark serving as pallbearers.
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