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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Denton, NC- Betty Jean Stevens Blankenship, age 74, was called to be with the Lord suddenly on Monday, September 17, at her home in Denton, NC. Born and raised in Buchanan County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson and Dorothy Stevens of Council. Betty was last employed for Street Law Firm. Betty was a good mother and grandmother. Betty was well loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Bobby Wilson Blankenship, son, Ricky Blankenship, brother, Donald Stevens and great-grandson, Jared Dean Blankenship. Survivors include four children who she was very proud of, sons, Bobby Dean Blankenship (Phyllis) of Prater, Rondal Keith Blankenship (Teresa) Of Denton, NC, daughters, Jania Deel of Denton, NC, Sherry Currie of Atlanta, GA, sisters-in-laws, Mary Bailey (Jack Deel) of Vansant, Beatrice Ann Byrd of Prater, Phyllis Stevens of FL, 7 grandchildren, Robert Dean Blankenship, Devon and Mason Currie, Isaac Blankenship and Kaleb, Hunter and Camron Hale and a host of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Coleman Chapel Church with Darrell Thacker and Russell Lockhart officiating. Burial will follow in Deel Blankenship Cemetery, Vansant, VA. Pallbearers will be Mason Currie, Rob Blankenship, Timmy Wayne O’quinn, Norman Ratliff, Jeff Bailey, Kaleb Hale, Hunter Hale and Rocky Stevens. The family will receive friends after 6:00 p.m. Friday, at the church with an evening service at 7:00 p.m. Online condolences may be sent to www.haysifuneral.com Haysi Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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