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Posted by on Nov 8, 2007 in Misc | 4 comments

Remembrances of Mom

Blogger’s Note: Thank you to all of you who came to visit with the family on Sunday night and attended Mom’s funeral on Monday afternoon. Your presence made the events very special. The funeral home put together a Ken Burns styled video of some photographs I provided. Our entire family was very moved. That video appears below. Underneath the video are some random remembrances I jotted down for Mom’s pastor. I was adopted at 3 1/2 months. Mom and Dad had to drive to Montgomery to take care of the last step in the long process of a state adoption. The court proceedings went smoothly. A social worker placed me in Mom’s arms with a bag of diapers and a couple bottles of formula. There was a note tucked in the bag as well. It didn’t say anything special—just feeding instructions. As the social worker walked away, they were parents. They were nearly giddy. They walked out of the courtroom and down the steps. They took pictures of each...

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Posted by on Nov 4, 2007 in Misc | 2 comments

Ramona Whitlock – Obituary

Ramona Farris Whitlock of Muscle Shoals died Friday, November 2, 2007. She completed a full life at the age of 74. Friends are invited to visit with the family and attend a celebration of her life. Morrison Funeral Home, 825 Main Street, Tuscumbia, will be hosting a time of visitation on Sunday evening from 6:00 – 8:00. ( (Directions) Rev. Carl Malm will officiate a worship service at Old Brick Presbyterian Church, 260 Mt. Pleasant Road, Muscle Shoals, on Monday afternoon at 2:00. (Directions) A short graveside service will follow at the church’s historic cemetery. Ramona loved flowers and nurtured her garden with the same care, love, and skill as she did her family relationships and close friendships. Floral arrangements are welcome, (Recommended Florist) but the family also encourages you to consider giving live plants or monetary donations toward a Garden of Memories the family and church are planting on the grounds of Old Brick. This garden is a gift to the Women of the Church with whom she...

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