Online Tributes & Memorialization Ideas

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Creative ways to pay tribute to your loved one

Online Tributes

Gone are the days of the printed death notice.

Fortunately, online memorials have taken the place of these costly and outmoded newspaper obituaries. Evan W. Smith Funeral Services is proud to offer what we consider to be the finest example of online memorials, the Book of Memories™. Created by a team of award-winning web developers and designers and led by a funeral professional with over 25 years of experience, the Book of Memories™ is intended to provide your family with a permanent place to memorialize your loved one.

It’s the best way to share stories and find memories.

Far more than a traditional obituary which is usually published only once and has no interactivity at all, the Book of Memories™ memorial website is a fully-interactive archive of treasured photographs and stories about your loved one and their time spent with friends, family, neighbors and co-workers. You can even invite others to visit the online memorial where they can upload images, light a virtual memorial candle, send a sympathy card, share stories, write heart-felt messages of condolence, send a floral tribute to the funeral, or make a charitable donation in memory of your loved one.

We offer the families we serve a Book of Memories™ memorial website with the intention that it brings solace and comfort. To arrange for a Book of Memories® memorial website for your loved one, please contact us.

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Personalized Memorialization Ideas

There are basic elements to any funeral. What makes the event special is when it speaks of the individual person and the unique life he or she lived. There are many meaningful ways to remember your loved one. You can choose options that best reflect your family's beliefs and/or the life or interests of the deceased.

Service Personalization

Including special items of remembrance in the service or wake allows you to celebrate the things that made your loved one unique. This might involve photos, articles from a personal collection, a well-loved piece of music or even a favorite food. What about a dove or balloon release? From simple to elaborate, the possibilities for sharing special memories are virtually unlimited. We’re happy to discuss any ideas with you and will work to coordinate any services you choose.

Pictures, Slide Shows & Displays

Pictures displayed during the visitation help tell the story of your loved one’s life. We can provide easels and display tables for your use in creating a photo montage. Trophies, collections, uniforms and other personal items can be also displayed to celebrate important events of his or her lifetime. A multimedia screen is also available if you wish to use a slideshow of your digital pictures.

You loved one’s story will live on in your heart forever.

If you would like additional suggestions, assistance, or want to learn more about the memorial products we offer, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our helpful staff.



Whether you need to plan a funeral for a death that has occurred or are seeking to preplan arrangements, our staff is always available to assist you. Please contact us anytime.

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