Funeral Homes and Funeral Flowers Clarksville Funeral Home 1220 Tobacco Rd, Clarksville, TN, 37042 Tel.
Davenport Funeral Home 541 5th St, Davenport, WA, 99122 Tel.
Dothan Funeral Home 604 Stough St, Dothan, AL, 36303 Tel.
Spaeth Sons Schaefer-Busby 1320 Chase Ave, Cincinnati, OH, 45223 Tel. (513) 241-0933
Bath Funeral Home 28 Dummer St, Bath, ME, 04530 Tel.
Jasper Funeral Home 520 W 9th St, Jasper, IN, 47546 Tel.
Blais Funeral Home 35 Church St, Westbrook, ME, 04092 Tel. (207) 854-2341
The Farm Pet Cemetery 2375 N New Salem Finley Knob Rd, Salem, IN, 47167 Tel. (812) 967-3547
Jacobson-Zniewski Funeral Home 505 13th St N, Benson, MN, 56215 Tel. (320) 842-8811
Artistic Memorials 202 Front St, Lynden, WA, 98264 Tel. (360) 354-4428
Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth Fu... 5801 W 12th St, Little Rock, AR, 72204 Tel. (501) 661-9111
Mobile Funeral Home 6508 Charingwood Dr S, Mobile, AL, 36695 Tel.
Green's Funeral Home 309 S Church St, Lake City, SC, 29560 Tel. (843) 394-8433
Anderson Funeral Home Inc 3654 Palm Beach Blvd, Fort Myers, FL, 33916 Tel. (239) 694-4121
Rusk Funeral Home 10 Walker, Rusk, TX, 75785 Tel.
Pruitt Funeral Home 47 Franklin Springs St, Royston, GA, 30662 Tel. (706) 245-8248
Elizabethtown Funeral Home 106 E Poplar St, Elizabethtown, KY, 42701 Tel.
Wharton Funeral Home Inc 515 E Boling Hwy, Wharton, TX, 77488 Tel. (979) 532-3410
American Budget Caskets 21000 Gulf Fwy, Webster, TX, 77598 Tel. (281) 316-2312
Davis James H Funeral Home & Cre... 3009 Frederica St, Owensboro, KY, 42301 Tel. (270) 683-5377
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.