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.
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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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Phil Batson, Jr. PhD, age 54, of Tarpon Springs, FL passed away Friday, September 23, 2011.
Born in Habersham County on August 24, 1957, he was the son of Phillip Eugene, Sr. and Evelyn Loudermilk Batson. He was preceded in death by a sister, Vicky Batson Hicks.
Mr. Batson was a member of Good News Baptist Church and was a psychologist with Consult Care, Inc. He was an avid baseball fan and Georgia Bulldogs fan who enjoyed crossword puzzles and sodoku.
Survivors include son, Zachary Batson; daughter, Nadia Batson; parents Rev. Gene and Evelyn Loudermilk Batson of Cleveland; sister, Cecilia Batson Rosenkrans of Toccoa; nephews, Brandon Hicks, Heath Hicks, Jared Hicks and Timmy Neese; nieces, Allyson Jones and Mary Evelyn Silvia; great niece, Emilee Jones; great nephew, Chase Hicks.
Funeral services are 11:00 am Friday, September 30, 2011 at the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin and Stewart with Rev. Chris York and Donald Kimbrell officiating. Interment will follow in Good News Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2 -9 pm on Thursday.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at www.mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia (706/778-8668) is in charge of arrangements.
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