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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Barbara W. Goan, age 74, of Gray, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2012 in the Johnson City Medical Center. She was born in Memphis TN. on December 11, 1937. She was the daughter of the late Jerome M. Wilson and the late Nelle C. Wilson. Mrs. Goan graduated from Memphis Central High School and enrolled at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority. In 1959 she graduated with a BS in Home Economics. Mrs. Goan married John C. Goan in 1959 and resided with him in Alexandria, VA, where she worked for the National Child Research Center and the Virginia Employment Commission. In 1969 Barbara and her husband moved with their young children, Andrew and Katherine, to Johnson City where they lived until 1985. She was a member of the Junior Monday Club and the Junior Service League. Later, she relocated to Centreville VA, Charlotte NC, and Toledo OH, returning to Tennessee in 2002. She lived in Gray and was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church. Survivors include: her husband of fifty-two years, John C. Goan; one son, Andrew R. Goan and wife Yvonda Goan of Weddington, North Carolina; one daughter, Katherine G. Harmon and husband Gary of Knoxville; five grandchildren: Brittany Goan, Mallory Goan, Alexander Goan, Kaitlyn Harmon and Nathan Harmon. The funeral service for Mrs. Barbara W. Goan will be conducted at 11 AM Monday February 27, 2012 in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Pastor Charles Echols will officiate. The graveside committal service will follow in the Monte Vista Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be selected from family and friends. The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 AM Monday prior to the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Bethany Presbyterian Church, 5825 Fort Henry Drive, Kingsport, Tn. 37663 or the charity of your choice.
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