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.
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.
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Elbert Cornelius "Neli" Matthews, Jr. was born January 31, 1936, in Livingston, Texas, and died in Round Rock after a short illness on September 2, 2011. He was the son of former Polk County Judge E. C. Matthews, Sr. and his wife Addie Lee Lansford Matthews. Neli graduated from Corrigan High School in 1953 and attended Texas A&M for a time before joining the Air Force where he was stationed in Germany. While there he met a beautiful young Danish girl, Liss Grumlose, and they married in 1958 shortly before Neli got out of the AF and returned to Texas.
Over the course of his career, Neli worked for RCA, Philco, IBM and they lived in Coco Beach, Florida; Huntsville, Alabama; Los Gatos, California and for the last thirty years have lived in Georgetown, Texas. During the years in Georgetown, "Matt" as he is known to his friends there, has been active in Elk's Lodge #2659. He is a past Exhalted Ruler who served tirelessly in many capacities both visibly and behind the scenes. Neli is preceded in death by his parents, son Aubrey Matthews, grandson Marcus Matthews, and sister Ann Matthews Keith.
Survivors include: wife of 52 years: Liss; son, Lars Matthews, former daughter-in-law, Coleen Matthews, grandsons, Lars II and Logan of Georgetown; granddaughter: Aleah Holley of Chicago; daughter-in-law: Sarah Matthews of Friendswood; brothers and sisters-in-law: Dick Matthews and wife Judy of Tomball, George Matthews and wife Kay of El Campo; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Kurt Grumlose and wife Kirsten, Per Grumlose and wife Kirsten of Denmark; nieces and nephews: Viki Jimenez, Ken Parrish, John Elbert Matthews, Aaron Matthews, Bonnie Matthews, Lindy Grant, Sine Grumlose, Hans Grumlose, Thor Grumlose, Niels Grumlose, Martin Grumlose and Henrick Grumlose. Also, Joe, Leah and John DeBoard, dear, next-door neighbors from California who were like his own children, many brothers and sisters from the Elks Lodge, in addition to numerous near and dear friends, all of whom will miss his gentle nature, intelligence, friendliness and unique personality.
If you so desire, donations may be made to the Midway Cemetery Perpetual Care Fund, c/o Mr. Elton Evans, President, Midway Cemetery Association, 307 Sarah Lyn Drive, Livingston, TX 77351. Only interest from this fund is used to maintain the cemetery, so your contribution will continue serving for a lifetime.
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