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.
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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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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.
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Ava Sue Carter, 80, of Russellville, went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at Russellville Nursing Center in Russellville. She was born March 14, 1937, in Yell County, daughter of the late Dan W. and Arvie Reynolds Latham.
She was preceded in death by her parents; 3 sisters, Sharon Cook, Deborah Latham, and Eva McGuire; brother, Verl Latham; and a great-granddaughter, Rosie Sorrels.
She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Thurman Carter; 2 daughters, Lena and husband Jim Brock, and Pam and husband Pedy Whitlock; 2 sons, Daniel Carter and wife Deanna, and Matthew Carter and wife Stacey; 10 grandchildren, Melissa “Lovie” Brock Neeley and husband Andrew, Robert Brock and wife Charlotte, Shane Carter, Jessy Carter Richardson and husband Reggie, Amber Carter, Jacob Carter and wife Jordan, Cole Whitlock and wife Kaley, Jordan Davis, Stormy Cash, and Lainee Cash; 14 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Manford Latham, Dale Latham, Johnny Latham; 2 sisters, Iva Reece and Faye Rose; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are 11:00 AM, Friday, January 5, at Lemley Chapel with Bro. Robert Brock officiating. Burial is in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Lemley Funeral Service of Atkins. Visitation is from 6:00-8:00 PM, Thursday, at Lemley Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in her honor may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation, 322 North Greenwood, Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901.
Online obituary and condolences are available at www.lemleyfuneral.com.
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