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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Alvin Vernon Edwards, 82, of Mars Hill, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the John F. Keever Solace Center. He was the son of the late George Lincoln and Dovie Fox Edwards. He was also preceded in death by two sisters: Wilma Young and Alma Green. A lifelong resident of Mars Hill, he retired from the Buncombe County School System and he was a faithful member of Cedar Hill Missionary Baptist Church. He loved spending time with grandchildren, gardening, special friends and his Sunday School class members. Mr. Edwards is survived by his wife of 52 years, Kathleen Snelson Edwards; two daughters: Sherrie Gosnell and husband, Keith, and Beverly Haney and husband, Jeff; two sons: Michael Ledford and wife, Donna, and Ricky Edwards and wife, Cindy; sister, Dahlia Wilson and husband, Rev. Rotha Wilson; three brothers: Jessie Edwards and wife, Doris, Vernon Edwards and wife, Cilla, and Bernie Edwards and wife, Wanda; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the Robbie Capps Memorial Chapel of Blue Ridge Funeral Service. Rev. Roy McPeters, Rev. Ed Rice, and Rev. Rotha Wilson will officiate. Interment will follow in Cedar Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Monday, February 25, 2013 at the funeral home. Special thanks to the staff of John F. Keever Solace Center, 68 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville, NC 28803.
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