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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MARION, VIRGINIA: ROBERT LEE (BOB) MARTIN, age 82, died Wednesday, January 4, 2012 in Smyth County Community Hospital following a short illness. A lifelong resident of Smyth County, Bob was born in Chilhowie on May 18, 1929 to the late Vena and Clint Martin. A U.S. Army veteran, Bob retired from Brunswick Defense Corporation in 1987. He was a member of Stone Memorial Presbyterian Church and an avid Virginia Tech fan. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Kelly Martin Calahan, two sisters, Thelma Peake and Ruth Dixon, one brother Ralph Martin, and his parents. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Janice Arnold Martin, Marion, Virginia; one daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Mike Haga, Coppell, Texas; one son-in-law, Louis Calahan, Manassas, Virgina; one son and daughter-in-law, Jenny and Dennis Martin, St. Petersburg, Florida; four grandchildren, Jason Martin, Colorado Springs, Colorado; and Quinn, Carleigh, and Luke Calahan, Manassas, Virginia. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Seaver Brown Funeral Chapel in Marion, Virginia, with Dr. John DiYorio officiating. The family will receive friends Friday from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at Seaver Brown Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, the family asks memorial contributions be considered for either the Atkins Food Pantry, 6118 Lee Highway, Atkins, VA 24311 or Nicks Creek Presbyterian Church, c/o Ms. Emma Sexton, 170 Kelly Hill Road, Atkins, VA 24311. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the family at www.seaverbrown.com. Seaver-Brown Funeral Service and Crematory is serving the Martin Family.
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