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.
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: GARNETT “GABBY” HAYES, age 73, died Friday, September 2, 2005 at his home in Marion, Virginia. Born May 13, 1932 in Grayson County, Virginia, to the late Hobert and Carrie Pennington Hayes, he was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the United States Army, retired from the Brunswick Corporation after 43 ½ years of service and then worked with his family at Hayes Carpet Company. Gabby was a member of the American Legion Post #18, the Smyth County Moose Lodge, and was an avid horse trader who never met a stranger, a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and a good friend to all. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, O.D. Hayes and one sister, Louise Blevins. He is survived by his wife, Marcella Blevins Hayes of Marion, Virginia. Two sons, Gary Lynn Hayes and Terry Gwyn Hayes and wife, Kay all of Marion, Virginia. Two sisters, Agnes H. Pennington and Doris Taylor both of Marion, Virginia. One granddaughter, Caitlin Hayes; three grandsons, Taylor Hayes, Jamie Hayes, and Adam Hayes and wife, Kristie. A future great-grandson, Hunter Addison Hayes also survives. Funeral Services will be held Sunday, September 4, 2005 at 8:00 p.m. at Seaver-Brown Chapel with Rev. Paul Horton officiating. Graveside Services will be held Monday, September 5, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Thomas Cemetery, Marion, Virginia where military services will be conducted by Francis Marion V.F.W. Post #4667. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6:00 p.m. until the time of the services at Seaver-Brown Chapel. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 246, Abingdon, Virginia 24212 or to the American Legion Post #18, P.O. Box 1011, Marion, Virginia 24354.
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