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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Mary Eleanor Goldthwaite Anderson, 87, passed away peacefully Wednesday, January 25, 2012, in Birmingham, AL following a long struggle with Alzheimer’s. She was a dear and brave lady who never gave in to pity or complaint about her circumstances. Family, friends and caregivers will miss her deeply. Graveside services will be held at 3 P.M. Sunday, January 29, 2012, at the Dothan City Cemetery with Ward Wilson Funeral Home directing. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home from 1:30 to 2:30 P.M. Sunday, January 29, 2012. Meg, as she was known to all, was born in Andalusia, Al., August 23, 1924. She moved to her hometown of Dothan as a young girl and grew up surrounded by family and friends. Upon graduation from Huntington College, she was employed by The First National Bank of Dothan until her marriage to Julian Anderson, a young Army officer stationed at Fort Rucker, Al. She was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Dothan. A devoted wife and mother of two daughters, she worked diligently to provide a stable, happy home in the midst of the turmoil which accompanies a military family. Few outside the military appreciate the sacrifices and upheavals the lifestyle requires of all. Meg was preceded in death by her parents, John Randall Goldthwaite and Willie Belle Morris Goldthwaite, and brother, John Randall Goldthwaite, Jr., She is survived by her husband, Colonel Julian A. Anderson, U.S. Army retired; by her children, Patricia Anne Ulbricht of Birmingham, AL., and Julie Arden Culp of Orlando, Fl., and their spouses, Fred W. Ulbricht, Jr. and William Scott Culp; her beloved grandchildren, Amanda Culp Rockwood, Benjamin G. Ulbricht, Katherine Culp Bowser, Alexander A. Ulbricht, and Stephanie Elizabeth Culp; a great-grandchild, Abigail Arden Bowser, and her dear sister-in-law, Anne Funke Goldthwaite. The family would like to thank the staff of Kirkwood by the River, Birmingham, Al., for the excellent care and loving kindness shown during her long illness. Flowers are being accepted, or memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s of Central Alabama, P.O. Box 2273, Birmingham, Al. 35201.
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