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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Marian Claire Sadler Thomas, born April 10th, 1939 in Carlisle, AR went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 in her home in Holiday Island, AR. She graduated with honors from Arkansas Tech University and was a retired teacher from the Alma Primary School. She was a member of the Freeman Heights Baptist Church in Berryville and a longtime former member of the First Baptist Church in Alma. She was a Master Gardener, a member of the Sweet Adeline’s Choir in Texas and the Islandaires Ladies Choir in Holiday Island. She and her husband Truett served in music and ministry for almost 50 years. She was a volunteer for the Echo Clinic in Eureka Springs. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alton Sadler, Mildred Smith Sadler and Fern Sadler. She is survived by her husband of 55 years William Truett Thomas, two daughters, Tammi Hargis of Alma, Leslie Howell and her husband Jeff of Owasso, OK; one son, Derek Thomas and his wife Lacey of Fort Smith; the joy of her life grandchildren, Jeremy and Tishia Hargis, Ryan and Polly Hargis, Kati and Johnny Bullington, Parker Thomas, Max and Phoebe Schaffer, Phillip Gammill, Grant and Will Howell; great-grandchildren, Kalei Hargis, Faithlynn and Julie Hargis, Colton and Eli Pate and Sadler Bullington. Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Friday, October 11, 2013 at Freeman Heights Baptist Church in Berryville, AR with visitation Thursday from 5:00 until 8:00 P.M. at Nelson Funeral Home in Berryville. There will be an additional funeral service Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at First Baptist Church in Alma with burial to follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Alma under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home of Alma. The family will visit with friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Friday at Ocker Funeral Home of Alma. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Jeremy and Ryan Hargis, Parker Thomas, Max Schaffer, Johnny Bullington, Grant and Will Howell, Phil Gammill and nephew Brad Thomas. Memorials may be made to AWANA program at Freeman Heights Baptist Church, 522 W. Freeman Ave. Berryville, AR 72616
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