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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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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Funeral service for Mr. R.L. Armstrong, 82, of Nacogdoches, Texas will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2009 at 2:00 pm at Laird Funeral Home with Bro. Dock Lazarine officiating. Burial will follow at Redland Cemetery in Douglass, Texas. Mr. Armstrong passed away on Wednesday October 14, 2009 in Nacogdoches. R.L. was born on November 1, 1926 in Douglass,Texas the son of the late Henry V. Armstrong and Della Dean (Smith) Armstrong. R.L. served his country in the US Army and the US Navy in WWII and the Korean War. He was passionate about his country, proudly serving in the armed forces abroad and at home never wavering in his devotion to the United States of America. He was a life member of VFW Post 3893 in Nacogdoches. Past Master of the Swift/Cushing Masonic Lodge, 32 degree Master Mason, Waco Scottish Rite, Sharon and Nacogdoches Shrine and the Eastern Star, Cushing. R. L. had worked as a self employed barber at RL's barber shop that was located on South Street for over 25 years and had been employed with Brown and Root for over 23 years. R.L. loved the outdoors, including fishing, hunting and working his farm and loving his children and grandchildren. Children loved to go get their hair cut by Mr. Armstrong because they knew they would get bubble gum after he finished. He is survived by his loving wife, Wanda Faye Sowell Armstrong of Nacogdoches; three sons, Timothy L. Armstrong and wife, Kay of Deadwood, Rodger D. Armstrong of Dallas, Texas and Ronald N. Armstrong and wife, Allison of Fort Sill, OK; three sisters, Zera Cagle of Nacogdoches, Francis Hanson of Lufkin and Nelda Lawson and husband, Willard of Alto; two grandsons, Justin Armstrong and Matt Armstrong; one granddaughter, Gwenith Armstrong; two step-grandchildren, Whitney Ross and J.W. Long; one step-great-grandson, Creighton Long; great-grandaughter, Jordan Nicole Armstrong; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son, Gerald Fayne; sisters, Agnes E. Curbow and Sybil Curbow; brother, Max Armstrong. The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to Lifecare Hospice, Willowbrook Nursing Center and Dr. Olin Fearing, Dr. Michael Mollett, Dr. Larry Walker and Dr. Brent Campbell. Pallbearers will be, Scott Stiles, Sonny Sowell, Steve Rector, Adam Smith, Gene Hasley and Lowell Wayne Hanson. Honorary pallbearers will be, Willard Lawson, Marc Cagle, John Henry Cagle, J.C. Cagle, George Hanson, Ronnie Rector and Wayne Rector. Visitation will be held on Friday, October 16, 2009 from 6-8 pm at Laird Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family wishes that memorial donations be made to the Shriners Hospital Benefit Fund, 10027 State Hwy. 31 E., Tyler, Texas 75705-9891.
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