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.
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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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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.
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Vansant, VA- Bob Raines, age 65 of Sanford Drive, passed away Sunday, November 18, 2012 at Buchanan General Hospital in Grundy, VA. Born in Dickenson County, he was a son of the late Henry and Ivalee Brewer Raines. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietnam, was a coal miner and was of the Methodist faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Rondal Owens, sisters, Joyce Roberts and Geneva Raines, a brother-in-law, Don Roberts and a nephew, David Raines.
Survivors include his wife, Susan, three sons, Robert Henry (Traci) Raines, Russell Aaron (Selina) Raines and John Thomas Prater Raines all of Vansant, a daughter, Bonnie Kathleen (Greg) Barnett of Slate Creek, grandchildren, Tommy Barnett, Brandon Barnett, Zachary Aaron Raines, Dylan Raines, Nicholas Raines, Katelyn Raines, Jimmy Street, Sarah Raines, Jacob Raines and a honorary grandchild, Dominic Yates, two brothers, Jeryl (Jean) Raines of Birchleaf and Walter (Maxine) Owens of Wytheville, three sisters, Erma (Ferrel) Stiltner of San Francisco, CA, Edith (Rick) Owens of Vansant and Audrey (Rick) Arrington of Birchleaf, several nieces and nephews and great niecs and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Haysi Funeral Home with Darrell Thacker and Bill Neeley officiating, Burial will follow in O’quinn Deel Cemetery, Haysi, VA. American Legion Post #164 will conduct Military graveside rites.The family will receive friends after 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 20, at the funeral home 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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