Funeral Homes and Funeral Flowers Gannon Norman E & Sons Inc 1075 Ridge Rd, Lackawanna, NY, 14218 Tel. (716) 824-4000
Rockford Funeral Services 3360 Aquamarine Dr, Rockford, IL, 61102 Tel. (815) 961-1100
Murphy Funeral Home 70 Washington St, Salem, MA, 01970 Tel. (781) 631-8885
Frostburg Funeral Home 34 McCulloh St, Frostburg, MD, 21532 Tel.
Roche Funeral Home 120 Main St, Lenox, MA, 01240 Tel. (413) 637-0699
Houston Funeral Home 1295 Pearl St, Houston, MS, 38851 Tel.
Staunton Funeral Home 104 W Liberty St, Staunton, VA, 24401 Tel.
Agape Funeral Home Inc 7310 Winderweedle Rd, Shreveport, LA, 71129 Tel. (318) 688-4551
Lee-Givnish Funeral Home 317 High St, Mount Holly, NJ, 08060 Tel. (609) 267-0906
Garrett Funerals and Cremations 196 N Main St, Waynesville, NC, 28786 Tel. (828) 456-8656
Keenan's Funeral Home 4724 Dixie Hwy, Louisville, KY, 40216 Tel. (502) 897-6967
Robinson's Funeral Service 1000 Lincoln St, Kingsport, TN, 37660 Tel. (423) 245-4971
Alton Funeral Home 4 Market St, Alton, MO, 65606 Tel.
County Cremation Service 36 S Pine Creek Rd, Fairfield, CT, 06824 Tel. (203) 254-1414
Russell Funeral Home 610 N Maple St, Russell, KS, 67665 Tel.
Callaham-Hicks Funeral Home Inc 226 N Dean St, Spartanburg, SC, 29302 Tel. (864) 582-2588
Hamilton Funeral Home Inc 116 S Liberty St, Orwigsburg, PA, 17961 Tel. (570) 366-0521
Jackson Funeral Home 201 Middleton St, Jackson, TN, 38301 Tel.
Cannizzo Nicholas a Jr 215 E Main St, Johnstown, NY, 12095 Tel. (518) 762-3919
Glenwood Funeral Home 5502 2nd St SW, Glenwood, MN, 56334 Tel.
Funeral Flowers & Sympathy Arrangements
As far as the debate to send flowers for a funeral or to not send sympathy flowers, there are those who have the opinion that flowers are a waste because they do not last.
Flowers have long been associated with funerals. In fact, archeological evidence shows that flowers were buried with the remains. It is believed that flowers symbolize the cycle of life, from birth to blossom, to adulthood to eventual death. That many flowers carry seeds with them is also believed to be symbolic in the sense that, even though the deceased is no longer on earth, their spirit and memory remains with the living. The use of flowers also has a practical aspect - before modern embalming methods were created to preserve the body of the deceased, the scent of flowers would mask the outdoor decor of the funeral.
The three main types of flower arrangements most often associated with funerals are the casket spray, standing spray and interior casket piece.
The casket spray is the Ottawa funeral arrangement that goes on top of a casket. In the case of cremation prior to a funeral service where an urn or a picture of the person is present, florists can do a smaller version. Ottawa casket spray is most commonly from the next of kin, whether it is a spouse or possibly the children honoring their loved one. If there is burial at the time of the funeral service flowers, the casket spray is usually taken to the cemetery and left at the grave.
A standing spray is an arrangement that hangs from a tripod stand.
An interior casket piece is a small flower arrangement that can be placed inside the casket in the top corner. This style of arrangement tends to be from grandchildren and/or great-grandchildren and can also be made up to match the other family pieces.