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.
This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
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Mike Chavis, Jr., 87, of East Palatka, passed away, Monday, April 23, 2012 at home following an extended illness. A native of Glenwood, Georgia, he resided in Putnam County since 2001 coming from Melbourne, Florida. A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean and Vietnam Wars, Mike retired from the Army as a Master Sgt after 23 years of service. After retiring from the Army, Mike taught high school for a total of 15 years in Hilton Head, SC and in Lancaster, PA. He was a member of College Road Church of Christ, the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) and the VFW. Mike had also been a Mason and Shriner. In his spare time, Mike loved to fish and golf.
He is survived by his wife of 8 years, Retta A. Chavis of East Palatka, 2 sons, Michael J. Chavis and wife Jane of Bowling Green, KY and Mitchell F. Chavis and wife Anna of Tigard, OR, a daughter, Scherry Cusic and husband Patrick of Bel Air, MD, 4 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 3:00 P.M. Thursday, April 26, 2012 at Johnson-Overturf Chapel in Palatka with Bro. C.L. Overturf, Jr. officiating. Burial with full military honors by the U.S. Army will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Thursday from 2:00 P.M. till the time of services at 3:00 P.M.
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