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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Hugh E. Whitner, age 78 of Clarkesville, passed away Tuesday, February 05, 2013, at Habersham County Medical Center. Born in Franklin, North Carolina on October 26, 1934, he was a son of the late Virgina Nell Cabe Whitener. Mr. Whitner was a retired deputy with Habersham County Sheriff’s Department with 26 years of service and was a U.S. Army veteran, where he served during the Korean Conflict as a military policeman. He was an active member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church where he served as a Sunday School Teacher and a trustee over the years. In his spare time, Mr. Whitner enjoyed fishing, gardening and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. In addition to his mother, Mr. Whitner was also preceded in death by a brother, Wayne Whitener. Survivors include wife of 39 years, Freda Sanders Whitner of Clarkesville; daughters and sons-in-law, Joy and Mike Henderson and Gay and Ronnie Perry all of Clarkesville; sons and daughtes-in-law, Greg and Kathi Whitner of Comer and Gary (Angie) Whitner of Milldegeville; grandchildren, Joshua Perry (Leah), Matthew Henderson (Lindsey), Brody Henderson (Christy), Cara Henderson, Stacey Tanner (Clint), Jennifer Hettenhouse (Ian), and Christian Whitner; three great grandchildren and one on the way; brothers, Larry Whitener and Alan Whitener both of Clarkesville. Funeral services are 11:00 am Thursday, February 07, 2013, at the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart with Pastor Tony Kemp officiating. Interment will follow in Ebenezer United Methodist Church cemetery with military honors provided by the Georgia National Guard. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 pm on Wednesday. Flowers are optional or donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. An online guest register is available and may be viewed at www.mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com. McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home of Cornelia (706/778-8668) is in charge of arrangements.
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