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. Marie Tipton, age 81, of 1707 East Millard Street, Johnson City, passed away Sunday, May 1, 2011 in the Johnson City Medical Center. Mrs. Tipton was a native of Unicoi County who had lived most of her life in Johnson City. She was the daughter of the late Linda Foster. In addition to her mother her husband, Paris Tipton; two brother-in-laws, Mont Tipton and Lloyd Tipton; two sisters, Lelea Tyree and Vivan Whitaker also preceded her in death. Mrs. Tipton retired from Johnson City Medical Center as a Dietary Supervisor after forty-three years of service. She attended East Watauga Avenue Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors include: her special friend, Lightning; one daughter, Susan Hawkins and son-in-law Walter Whaley of Stoney Creek; one son, Gordon Ray Tipton of Seiling, Oklahoma; one grandson, Aaron Adam Hawkins of Johnson City; one granddaughter, Deana Richey and her husband Larry of Johnson City; two sister in laws, Martha Busler and Madeline Johnson both of Johnson City; special daughters, Betty Brown of Johnson City, Debbie Hendrix of Johnson City, Brenda Marsh of Mount Carmel, Patty Coffey of Nashville and Linda Sweeney of International Falls, Minnesota, and Janie Walker of Jonesborough; special friends, Kayla Rogers, Jeff Hartley, Gordon Vaughn and his wife Vickie, Jane O’Connor and her husband Chris and Kathy Eads and her husband Jeff; two nieces and nine nephews. The funeral service for Mrs. Marie Tipton will be conducted at 8 PM Friday, May 6, 2011 in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Pastor Mike Dickenson will officiate. The graveside committal service will be conducted at 10 AM Saturday in the Monte Vista Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Aaron Hawkins, Chipper Alford, Maynard Holloway, Carl Whitson, Richard Freeman and Bob Curtis. Minister, family and friends are requested to meet at the funeral home by 9:30 AM Saturday to go in procession to the cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Friday prior to the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 418 North State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, Tn. 37604 or American Cancer Society, 508 Princeton Road Suite 102, Johnson City, Tn. 37601.
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