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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Calvin “Ralph” Mitchell Galloup, 55, of Granger, passed away with dignity after a courageous battle on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in his home surrounded by family. Calvin was born on October 31, 1957 in Reed City, MI, the son of Dale A. and Linda L. (Livingston) Galloup. On September 20, 2003, he married the former Joy Rhodes. He is survived by his loving wife, Joy of Granger; four children, Pierre (Kat) Galloup of Knoxville, TN, Jessica (Joel) Crouch of Augusta, GA, Soren Galloup of Granger, and Amelia Galloup of Granger; five grandchildren, Haley, Layton, Jordan, Anrae, and Sadie. He is also survived by his mother, Linda L. Galloup of Luther, MI and grandmother, Marie Allen of Luther, MI, two sisters, DeEtta (Gary) Wemple of Tustin, MI and Kim (Rob) Lees of LeRoy, MI and two brothers, Albert (Peggy) Galloup of Grandville, NY and Steve (Barbara) Galloup of Luther, MI. He proudly served his country for 24 years in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of E7 before his retirement from the military. He was a man of many talents and a motorcycle enthusiast. He had the ability to build Harley Davidson Motorcycles, play guitar, build miniature models and engrave into wood. He had a witty sense of humor and was able to accomplish anything that he put his mind to. Ralph was the type of man who never met a stranger and was loyal to all friends and family. He was a member of many motorcycle clubs, including the Hell’s Angels, before he answered the calling of Christ. During the past five years, he ministered at the Kairos Prison Ministries, as well as his home church, and would share his testimony with all he met. He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, and brother who will be dearly missed by any who had the opportunity to meet him. Visitation will be held from 4:00-8:00 pm, Monday, April 15, 2013 in Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 10776 McKinley Highway, Osceola. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, April 16, 2013 in the funeral home with Rev. Denver Burns officiating.
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