Funeral Homes and Funeral Flowers Feldman Mortuary Inc 1673 York St, Denver, CO, 80206 Tel. (303) 322-7764
Monticello Funeral Home 405 S State St, Monticello, IL, 61856 Tel.
Ashland Funeral Home 175 N Main St, Ashland, OR, 97520 Tel.
Charlotte Funeral Home 512 W Lovett St, Charlotte, MI, 48813 Tel.
Polson Funeral Home 1312 Hillcrest Dr, Polson, MT, 59860 Tel.
Lewistown Funeral Home 191 E Broadway St, Lewistown, MT, 59457 Tel.
Rose & Graham Funeral Home 90 Stewart Rd, Dunn, NC, 28334 Tel. (910) 897-7426
Hewitt Funeral Home 732 Cheyenne TRL, Hewitt, TX, 76643 Tel.
Watson & Son's Funeral Parlor 560 W Meighan Blvd, Gadsden, AL, 35901 Tel. (256) 547-2537
Clinton Funeral Home 8 Meadowview Dr, Clinton, IA, 52732 Tel.
Columbia Funeral Home 1030 Maxwell Ave, Columbia, MS, 39429 Tel.
Arizona Funeral Services 5060 N 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ, 85015 Tel. (602) 433-9301
Watertown Funeral Home 1901 State St, Watertown, NY, 13601 Tel.
Horan Funeral Home 420 Bay St, Chippewa Falls, WI, 54729 Tel. (715) 723-4404
Mobile Funeral Home 1451 Navco Rd, Mobile, AL, 36605 Tel.
Perry Funeral Home 212 N 5th St, Perry, OK, 73077 Tel.
Piedmont Funeral Home 86 4th St, Piedmont, MO, 63957 Tel.
Memorial Oaks Chapel 1306 W Main St, Brenham, TX, 77833 Tel. (979) 836-4564
Roane County Funeral Home 2807 Roane State Hwy, Harriman, TN, 37748 Tel. (865) 882-1414
Clarksburg Funeral Home 975 W Pike St, Clarksburg, WV, 26301 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.