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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Nellie Katherine Nester Carter, 82 of Thaxton, passed away Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at her residence. She was born on Thursday, January 8, 1931 in Bedford County, a daughter of the late Sidney Albert Nester and Eula Gertrude Creasy Nester. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Ira Burton Carter, a son, Paul Albert Carter, four brothers, Ray, Wayne, Bill & James Edward Nester and a sister, Peggy Goff. She was a retired from Woodhaven Nursing Home as a Nurses Aide and Cook. Surviving are her sons, Calvin Burton Carter, Marvin Lee Carter & wife, Patricia all of Thaxton; her daughters, Mary Jane Wilson & husband, Roger of Moneta, Nellie Louise Whorley & husband, Bo, Rachel Ann Bresett & husband, Thomas all of Thaxton; six grandchildren, Kathy, Wayne, Kevin, Justin, Courtney & Katelyn; four great-grandchildren, Bethany, Kayley, Jaidon & Colton, four sisters, Gladys Dooley of Bedford, Betty Goff of Big Island, Shirley Nichols of Salem, Nancy Carter of Bedford & and a special friend, Peggy Carter Nester. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 20, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Updike Funeral Chapel, Bedford with Rev. Larry Myers officiating. Interment will follow in Cool Springs Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday after 12 noon and the family will receive friends from 6 until 8 PM at Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford.
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