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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Carol C. Leavelle, age 51, of Moundville, died Aug. 24, 2012, at Hospice of West Alabama. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at New Hope Baptist Church in Hale County with Rev. Arthur Thomas and Rev. Conrad Baggott officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home South directing. Visitation will be tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The body will lie in state 30 minutes prior to services at the church. She was preceded in death by her father, Oliver W. Cook; her niece, DeShay Hardy Harless; and her nephew, Tyler Cook. Survivors include her husband, Kenny Leavelle; her daughter, Tracy Leavelle Day (Raymond); her son, Brandon Leavelle (Angela); her sister, Sue Hardy (Horace); her brothers, Wade Cook (Sara), Kenneth Cook (Paula), and Darrell Cook (Sibyle); her mother, Willa Dean Cook; and her sister-in-law, Gloria Summerville. Mrs. Leavelle was born May 12, 1961. She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church since childhood. She was dedicated to her job at Merchants and Farmers Bank in Eutaw where she worked for 22 years. She loved her coworkers and customers. Her legacy as a devoted and loving wife, mother, daughter, and sister will always be treasured by her family. Pallbearers will be nephews Brad Cook, Christopher Cook, Kevin Cook, Lawson Cook, DaWayne Hardy, Lee Leavelle Jr., and James Summerville. Honorary pallbearers are the staff of Cancer Care Center of Tuscaloosa, Dr. Pamela Hughes, Dr. Shelby Sanford, staff of MICU of DCH Regional Medical Center, Dr. Keith DeBell, Dr. Gary Newsom, and coworkers of Merchants and Farmers Bank, In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society and Hospice of West Alabama.
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