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.
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Funeral service for Mr. Earl Justus Richhart, 76, of Nacogdoches, Texas will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2011, at 10:00 am at Laird Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Hodge officiating. A Masonic graveside will follow at Simpson Campground Cemetery. Mr. Richhart was born on October 29, 1934, in Morgantown, Indiana to the late Isaac Justus and Mary Agnes Dine Richhart. He passed away on Monday, June 27, 2011, in Nacogdoches, Texas. Earl served his country in the US Airforce, retiring after 20 years and seven days of service. He went on to work for the US Postal Service as a rural mail carrier and retired after 13 years. Earl was also a successful self employed business owner. Earl sharpened clipper blades for local veterinarian's and dog grooming businesses. He liked mechanic work and had a knack for fixing cars, lawn mowers and other small engines. Earl had a big heart that he shared with many in Nacogdoches and surrounding areas. After church on Sunday's he would go to the local nursing homes to give communion to the shut-ins. He was a Mason, a Sharon Shriner and was very supportive of all the Shriners Children Hospitals. He loved being a shriner and supported all of the local activities sponsored by the Shriners such as bingo, the circus and any other fundraiser that would help the hospitals. He is survived by his wife, Loretta Gayle Patterson Richhart of Nacogdoches; four sons, Ronnie Greene of Jasper, Texas, Earl Justus Richhart, Jr. of Morgantown, Indiana, Ricky J. Richhart of Lufkin, Texas and James W. Richhart of Altus, Oklahoma; three step-sons, Russell Leggett, Jr. and wife, Debra of Nacogdoches, Dennis Leggett of Midland, Texas and Mark Leggett of Leander, Texas; one daughter, Brenda Gail Gibson of Altus, Oklahoma; two brothers, Marion Richhart of Morgantown, Indiana and Paul Richhart of Trafalgar, Indiana; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be from the Nacogdoches Shrine Club. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to a Shriners Children Hospital of your choice. Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, from 5-7 pm at Laird Funeral Home.
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