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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Royce Allen Gunter, age 75 of Athens, GA passed away Wednesday, May 07, 2013. Born on February 13, 1938, he was a son of the late Ray and Grovie Frady Gunter. Mr. Gunter was a manager with Days Inn in Athens, GA and was of the Christian faith. In his spare time he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as fishing. In addition to his parents, Mr. Gunter was also preceded in death by daughters, Marilyn McAllister and Linda Lee; great grandchild, Kylen Stamey; brother, Jackie Gunter. Survivors include former wife, Lonia Gunter of Demorest; daughters and sons-in-law, Teresa and Gary Free of Clarkesville, Nikki and Keith Pritchard of Gainesville and Stacy and Ronnie Freeman of Clarkesville; daughter, Carolyn Wade of Mt. Airy; son and daughter-in-law, Don and Janice McAllister of Cornelia; brothers, Jerry Gunter and Earl Gunter of Cleveland; sisters, Mary Fortenberry of Cleveland, Sue Hall of Elberton, Sandra Ambrose of Fort Mill, SC, Brenda Abernathy of Panama City Beach, Florida and Barbara Savage of Lula; 11 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; extended family, Chandra and Tara Bhakta and children of Athens. Funeral services are 4:00 pm Friday, May 10, 2013, at the Chapel of McGahee-Griffin & Stewart with Rev. Garvis Kinsey officiating. Interment will follow in Macedonia United Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 & 7-9 pm on Thursday. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to a 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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