Carl E. Symonds

October 28, 1922 - July 25, 2011

Carl E. Symonds

October 28, 1922 - July 25, 2011


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Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement 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. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.

The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.

Memorial Candles

A Perpetual Tribute

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.

Memorial Trees

Circle of Life

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, 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.

Sympathy Cards

A 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.

Financial Support

A Helping Hand

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.

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Obituary for Carl E. Symonds

Carl E. Symonds, 88 of Van Buren, passed this life on Monday, July 25, 2011 in Van Buren. He was retired from Dixie Cup working for 28 years. He was a Mason, a Disabled Veterans Association, a farmer and a member of the Bethel United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Homer and Martha (Mulkey) Symonds and brothers, Victor and Milburne Symonds.

He is survived by his wife of 69 years in September, Pansy Sallee Symonds; two daughters, Hope Parrish of Van Buren and Martha Symonds and husband, John of Wister, OK; three sons, Jessie Symonds and wife, Sandra, Johnie Sumonds and wife Pat, David Symonds and wife, Suzanna all of Van Buren; sixteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Friday of Van Buren.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, D.R. Symonds, J.C. Symonds, Spence Oliver, Joe Parrish, Austin Symonds and David Robison.

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