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In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week January 31, 2021 - Smokey Barn NewsSunday, February 28, 2021
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News)*Refresh this page for updates and newly listed obituaries for this week.Obituary for Patricia Ann ProctorPatricia Ann Proctor, age 79 of Springfield, died Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at NorthCrest Health. There will be a visitation with the family on Saturday February 6th from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the Robertson County Funeral Home.Ms. Proctor was born February 18, 1941 in Robertson County to the late George Albert and Pauline Traughber Gower. She was an active member of Victory Freewill Baptist Church and was the manager of the Holiday House. She worked as a florist for over 30 years and also sewed making wedding dresses. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Alfred Gower.She is survived by her sons, Bobby Hall, Jr. of England, David Allen Hall of Springfield, Jeff Leftrick of Springfield, and Jason Leftrick of Springfield; a daughter, Tonya Ellis of Killeen, TX; brothers, Jackie Gower of Cedar Hill, George Gower of Marlow, OK, and Larry Gower of Springfield; sister, Sheila Hudson of Springfield; 9 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.Tribute WallRobertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.Obituary for Ste... https://smokeybarn.com/in-loving-memory-obituaries-of-the-week-january-31-2021/
In Loving Memory: Obituaries Of The Week February 14, 2021 - Smokey Barn NewsSunday, February 28, 2021
J. Douglas of Garwin, Iowa, and by his 2 grandchildren: Orion Wolf and Phoenix Nunn.Tribute WallRobertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.Obituary for Sherry BlackSherry Black, 60, of Springfield, passed from this life on Saturday February 13, 2021 at the home of her sister in Springfield. Graveside Entombment services will be conducted Saturday February 20, 2021 at 12 noon in the Springfield Memorial Gardens Mausoleum with Brother Patrick Nix, Tim Harris, and Chris Read officiating. Pallbearers will be Timothy Black, Bud Johnson, Robert Alan Holman, Shane Toole, Aaron Nix, Chris Read, and Jeff Benton. Honorary pallbearers will be the men of the Hope Center in Springfield. There will be no visitation prior to the service. The family ask that all in attendance please wear facial mask or coverings.Sherry was born August 20, 1960 in Springfield to the late L.B. and Elizabeth Jo Vanderpool Black. She was a graduate of Jo Byrns High School Class of 1978. She owned and operated Sherry’s Florist for over 39 years in Springfield. She was a member and past president of CTPA (Certified Tennessee Professional Florist). She was a member of Flewellyn Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school and worked in Women’s Missions and with the Senior Adult’s. Sherry was a dedicated contributor to the Hope Center in Springfield, that has been a mission outreach ministry of Flewellyn Baptist Church. She loved traveling, her animals and pets, and spending time with her family enjoying their many culinary dining out experiences and places of travel together. Flowers were Sherry’s passion, and the love that she had for her family, customers, and many friends was always expressed in the wonderful designs and creations she did at her flower shop. Sherry not only wanted you to see the beauty of the flowers, but to also feel the warmth that they brought to your life and to the lives of others. Whether it was a fresh vase, pall, spray, basket, or one of her many unique wedding designs, Sherry wanted each design to live in your minds, hearts, and thoughts forever.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved dog and child: Willie. Sherry is survived by her sister and brother-in-law: Pam and Bud Johnson of Springfield, by her brother and sister-in-law: Timothy and Peggy Black of Sp... https://smokeybarn.com/in-loving-memory-obituaries-of-the-week-february-14-2021/
Cheer Up a Neighbor at Halls Garden Center and Florist - TAPinto.netWednesday, July 29, 2020
Halls Garden Center and Florist, located at 700 Springfield Avenue in Berkeley Heights, is open for business with new hours of operation: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 908.665.0331.Halls is currently offering a "Cheer up a neighbor Promotion" while supplies last. "During a time like this, a little kindness goes a long way. Our tulip and hyacinth bowls will be on sale in hopes you spread some cheer to others." (Tulip and hyacinth bowls: buy one, get one 50 percent off of equal or lesser value.) They also have flowers for bouquets and arrangements.Their green house is open and is marked with red tape for customers to follow the six feet social distancing guidelines. They ask that you call 908.665.0331 to place your orders for bulk deliveries or curbside pickup. Along with their current inventory of bulb plants and pansies, they also have lettuce and an assortment of herbs. They also can fill your propane tanks. ... https://www.tapinto.net/articles/cheer-up-a-neighbor-at-halls-garden-center-and-florist
Maker Space: Eden Garrett's idea blossomed - NWAOnlineThursday, March 12, 2020
The result is an Instagram-ready, magazine-worthy florist on wheels.Garrett started running the business in March of her senior year, while she was still in college in Springfield, Mo."I would drive it to class, go to class and then open up on campus and sell flowers out of it," she says. It was an immediate success, as she suspected it would be. She originally got the idea from a business she saw in Nashville, Tenn., where a woman was selling bouquets out of an open-air Volks-wagen. Eden Garrett (left), with Eden's Botanicals, visits with Sam Carlton at the entrance of her new brick and mortar store Friday, February 7, 2020, located at Uptown Apartments and Retail in Fayetteville. Garrett started her business with a mobile flower truck. Check out nwadg.com/photos for a photo gallery.(NWA Democrat-Gazette/David Gottschalk) "So with mine I thought, 'How do I make that not so seasonal?'" says Garrett. "Because with hers, I noticed that if it rained, she had to close, and then she would have to close for a portion of the year until it was warmer weather. I thought, 'I'm going to do something where people walk right inside, an immersive experience, where they're surrounded by flowers.'"The particular genius of Garrett's idea is that the mobility of the business means it can be placed in well-traveled places, catering to those who may have forgotten a special event, only to be reminded of it when they see the flower truck."Mostly, it's targeted towards men who have no idea what they're doing," says Garrett with a laugh. "Maybe they're in trouble with their girlfriend or wife, and they're like, 'I need some flowers.' And maybe they're intimidated to walk inside a full-on florist because they think, 'I don't know if a twenty-dollar bill can get me what she deserves,' or 'I don't know what colors.' But if a guy comes in my truck and says, 'Here's a twenty-dollar bill, make me something -- her favorite color is pink,' then I can customize it to their price point. There's no minimum or maximum -- it's whatever they happen to have in their pocket."After graduation, Garrett spent about a year in Springfield running the truck before deciding to move to Northwest Arkansas."I love Northwest Arkansas," she says. "There are so many opportunities for growth here. And because I work out of a truck, I can go from Fayetteville to Rogers to Springdale to Bentonville and all of those towns in between -- so I catch more people than just being in the middle of Springfield."Garrett says part of the process of becoming a successful business person was learning how to be flexible when business was in a slow period."I'm just motivated every day to push forward and make the sales higher each day -- even if it's really slow, even if, that day, no one wants flowers," she says. "I'll think, 'OK, what else can I do? Can I do deliveries? Can I announce on social media that all bouquets are $5 or that delivery is free on this particular day?' Each day, I'm going to make as much money as I can and provide an excellent product."She's also available for parties and weddings; one popular option for celebrations are the custom flower crowns partygoers can make inside the truck.Garrett says she's wanted to own a business since she was a child. Her first business idea -- a boutique that would serve as both a makeup salon as well as an event space, so you could ge... https://www.nwaonline.com/news/2020/feb/13/maker-space-eden-garrett-s-idea-blossom/
Business Spotlight: Blooming Business - Springfield Business JournalTuesday, November 19, 2019
Hartman says.In 2017, Hartman invested $24,000 to start a mobile flower shop dubbed Ozark Mtn Flower Truck. She sells locally grown flowers around Springfield out of a 1970 Volkswagen single-cab truck.Sales have been blooming since, she says.The business generated $120,000 in 2018 revenue, and she says it’s on pace for $150,000 this year.Hartman says social media has been a crucial asset to running her mobile business and creating a brand. Customers can follow the truck on Instagram, Facebook and on its website for times, dates and locations.“From the beginning, people would share photos of themselves at the flower truck, and we’re known for wrapping our bouquets in brown craft paper,” she says. “That helped spread the word.”Local rootsHartman tries to keep her business as locally oriented as possible.The truck’s main flower supplier is Millsap Farms LLC, and she also buys product from C-Street Flowers LLC. When she can’t find a specific bloom from local growers, she uses wholesalers, such as Mears Floral Products Inc. and Baisch & Skinner Inc.The truck currently carries mums, strawflowers, zinnias, celosias, sunflowers, dahlias and gomphrena flowers. Hartman says the sunflower is most popular.This year, Hartman started growing some of her own flowers. Of the 21 buckets typically on the flower truck, which she named “Stella,” she says three or four buckets were consistently homegrown this s... https://sbj.net/stories/business-spotlight-blooming-business,66208?
Small Business Spotlight: E. Stephen Hein - www.smileypete.comSunday, February 28, 2021
Pemberton’s to open his own shop.
Today, Hein’s floral shop has turned into a true family affair, with his granddaughter, Kelsey Hein Smith, having worked alongside him since graduating from Eastern Kentucky University in 2017. A floral designer and the store’s social media manager, Smith calls her grandfather PoPo – except during business hours.
“It’s weird to call him Steve,” she admitted.
Thoughtful, artistic expression has always been appreciated in the floral business, and remains a staple of Hein’s business model. While centerpieces and corsages are less common than they were at the start of his business, sending flowers across town – or even across the country – remains a popular action, and Hein can help with both. Some of his loyal clients utilize his services not only for local flower delivery but also to coordinate out-of-state arrangements for funerals or special occasions.
“We know what to say to the other florist, the dos and don’ts of what to use and what not to use,” Hein said, explaining that his clients appreciate his specific aesthetic. His penchant for communicating the specifics of that aesthetic when “calling out” orders to other florists hasn’t gone unnoticed, as the shop has often been lauded for orders that Hein helps coordinate across the country.
Former and fellow florists have also expressed their gratitude to Hein over the years.
“They have told me that when I set up shop in Lexington in 1987, I raised the bar for what florists do to make a show with their flower arrangements,” he said. “I thought that was a very nice compliment.”
E. Stephen Hein Florist is located at 380 E. Second St. More info is available at www.estephenheinflorist.com.
Florist Who Bragged About Entering Nancy Pelosis Office Charged - Patch.comSunday, January 17, 2021
KOSA. Death threats have been left for Cudd at her flower shop, she told KOSA. Other businesses with similar names to "Becky's Flowers" across the country have also been targeted. In Kentucky, Becky's Flower Basket has received backlash even though its business has no affiliation with Cudd's Texas shop, according to a WKYT report. Amber Sergent told the Kentucky television station her family has been swamped with angry calls from people who are confusing them with Cudd's business. "Very violent language, I'll put it that way," Sergent said. The FBI had not listed the exact charges Cudd faces as of Wednesday afternoon. To request removal of your name from an arrest report, submit these required items to email@example.com.Florist Who Bragged About Entering Nancy Pelosi's Office ChargedThe rules of replying: Be respectful. This is a space for friendly local discussions. No racist, discriminatory, vulgar or threatening language will be tolerated. Be transparent. Use your real name, and back up your claims. Keep it local and relevant. Make sure your replies stay on topic. Review the Patch Community Guidelines.Reply to this articleReplyReplies (1)Show 1 previous reply... https://patch.com/texas/across-tx/florist-who-bragged-entering-nancy-pelosis-office-charged
Calif. flower shop with no connection to Capitol riot flooded with threats, negative reviews - SFGateSunday, January 17, 2021
Alberti’s business appeared to have been removed from the platform. However, Cudd’s business also has a 4.6 rating.) Two other florists bearing the same name in Kentucky and Scotland were burdened with similar harassment. Alberti said all of them have given up on deleting the comments, and are instead attempting to respond to each one in order to set the record straight. “I offered to send some people maps of the United States,” joked Alberti. “Most people apologize and then they reverse, but some are steadfast. My thing is, I understand the need to vent and get rid of that hostility, but just spend an extra five seconds of time to see that we’re not in Texas. The very platforms that these people are using to type these rants and tirades … it would take them less time to find out we’re not that business than it would take for them to write the post.” He’s concerned about what the future holds for his business, which has been around since 1973 and spans four generations. “We’re just trying to survive,” said Alberti. “Being a florist is hard enough. We don’t have a high profit margin. We do it because we love it and love flowers. To already be suffering through COVID and add this on top of it, it’s stressful.” source srcset="https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/16/13/46/20494742/3/700x0.jpg 1x, https://s.hdnux.com/photos/01/16/13/46/20... https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Beckys-Flowers-Roseville-mistaken-Capitol-rioter-15871654.php
Audrey Cleary Bailey, 76, advocated for military families - Port City DailyWednesday, December 02, 2020
Survivors include her three children, retired U.S. Cmdr. Navy Todd E. Bailey, and his wife, Anita, of Norman, Oklahoma, Deborah B. Stakelum, and her husband, Kevin, of Prospect, Kentucky, and Leigh Ann Cumberland, and her husband, Jeff, of Chaplin, Connecticut; and seven grandchildren, Ali, Tyler, T.J., Brigid, Molly, Eddie and Caelan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, retired U.S. Navy Reserve Capt. Harry E. Bailey.At her direction, no local services will be held. A service and interment will be held in Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Paws4People/Paws4Vets.Share online condolences with the family at Peacock-Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service. https://portcitydaily.com/obits/2020/11/30/audrey-cleary-bailey-76-advocated-for-military-families/