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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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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A graveside service will be held at Achorn Cemetery
on May 3, 2004 at 10:00 a.m.
THOMASTON - Arthur A. "Tinker" Gray, 65, died following a brief illness, Thursday January 29, 2004 at Penobscot Bay Medical Center.
Born in Rockland, August 26, 1938, he was the son of Augustus E. and Mildred Flora Wall Gray. He was educated in local schools, and attended Rockland High School.
Early in his career Mr. Gray was employed with First National Stores in Rockland for several years. He moved on to work with Curtis Food Center, and later worked briefly with Glenn Raye's Grocery Store in Rockland.
Mr. Gray enjoyed playing the guitar, drawing, and was an avid flower and vegetable gardener. For the past several years he resided at Lucette Boarding Home here.
Pre-deceased by his sister, Ethel "Chopper" DeMass in 2003, he is survived by his brother Ernest Gray and his wife Terry of Warren; his sister Juanita Myrick and her husband James; and stepfather, Edward Andrews, all of Rockland as well as several nieces and nephews.
A grave side service will be announced in the spring. Memorial donations may be made to American Diabetes Association, Always and Forever Memorial Program, P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.
Arrangements are under the care of Burpee, Carpenter & Hutchins Funeral Home, 110 Limerock Street, Rockland, Maine 04841.
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