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. Marilyn Sharman Pitts Hughey of Atlanta passed away Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Graveside Funeral services will be conducted at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, October 8, 2011 at Floral Memory Gardens, 120 Old Pretoria Road Albany, GA. Reverend Dan Story will officiate. Born August 7, 1953 in Albany, Marilyn attended Deerfield-Windsor School and graduated in 1971. After high school, Marilyn attended Auburn University, 1971-1973; University of Alabama of Birmingham, 1973-1974; Medical College of GA, 1974-1976 earning a degree in Physical Therapy; and Emory Medical School in Atlanta, 1990-1992 earning degree as Physicians Assistant. Marilyn’s employment includes; Crawford W. Long/ Emory Medical School in Atlanta as a Physicians Assistant, 1976-1990; Dr. Joe Turner in Tifton, GA, 1992-1994; and Emory Medical Hospital, 1994-2011. Marilyn enjoyed Ballroom Dancing, and she last competed in the Bronze Division. Mrs. Hughey was of the Presbyterian Faith. Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Carolyn Thomason Sharman of Albany; her brother, Robert Thomason Sharman of Albany; her sister-in-law Sue Sharman of Savannah; her niece, Mischelle Sharman and husband Zack Townsend of Leesburg; her nephew, Jepp Harold Sharman III of Atlanta; her great nieces, Sabrina Sharman and Sarah Townsend both of Leesburg; her great nephew, Zachery Townsend of Leesburg; her aunt Sally Sharman of Albany; her uncle O.B. Thomason of Nashville,TN; and numerous cousins. She is preceded in death by her father Dr. J. Harold Sharman Sr.; her brother Jepp H. Sharman Jr.; sister-in-law Esther Wilson Sharman; uncles Dr. E.C. “Buck” Sharman and Dr. Robert S. Sharman all of Albany, and a nephew Michael Sharman of LA; her grandparents Mr. & Mrs. E.B. Sharman of LaGrange and Mr. & Mrs. O.B. Thomason of Columbus. The family will receive friends from 11a.m. until 12 p.m. Saturday before the service at Floral Memory Gardens. The family will be gathering at the home of her mother, Carolyn Thomason Sharman, 1021 Cordele Road Albany, GA 31705. In lieu of floral arrangements memorial donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of GA, the St. Jude Hospital, or the Lights of Love at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital of Albany, GA.
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