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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A. Leea Anderson-Nesbitt, age 93, of Atkins, was born May 4, 1924, the sixth of nine children of Joe and Laura (Huckabee) Simmons. The Simmons home was on a 160 acres fruit, gardens, and animal farm where she learned and developed her skills to become a wonderful homemaker, mother, and grandmother. It also helped as she worked as owner/manager of a rural Jot-It-Down country store, sales person for Van-Atkins Department Stores, a bus driver for Atkins public schools, a security guard for Burns Security at various manufacturing plants in Pope, and Yell counties. She was a Member of 1st Baptist Church of Atkins and a Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star. Leea and her sisters were known for their ability as basketball players at Dover High School. Her favorite pastime memory.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by all of her siblings and her husbands, Vernon Anderson, and Ray Nesbitt, her brothers Garland Simmons, Lloyd Simmons and J. T. Simmons, her sisters Marie Karnes, Alfa Mickie Schmelzer, Pearl Dixon, Claudine White and Maxine Staggs.
Survivors include one daughter Glenda (Dwane) Luter, 3 sons, Leon (Mary) Anderson, Ken Anderson, and Ronald (Angie) Anderson and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 at Lemley Funeral Home in Atkins, AR with Rev. David Bishop and Rev. Mark Simmons officiating, burial will follow at Ball Hill Cemetery.
The family will visit with friends from 6:00-8:00 PM, Tuesday, Jan 9, 2018 at Lemley Funeral Home in Atkins, AR
Pallbearers are Clay Anderson, Adam Anderson, Wendall Eoff, Ron Eoff, Randy Staggs, and Brian Simmons.
Memorials in her honor may be made to the charity of your choice.
Online obituary and condolences are available at www.lemleyfuneral.com.
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