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The staff members of Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home and Cemetery will guide your family in creating a meaningful ceremony to honor the life and memory of a loved one. A ceremony can be anything you wish it to be: simple or elaborate, traditional or unique. No matter how it's tailored, such a ceremony is an important step in recovering from loss.

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  • Art In Public Places Artist Reception Featuring Carroll Davis
    Thursday, August 25, 2016

    Carroll is originally from Mount Lebanon, Pa., where as a teen she discovered a love and a talent for art. After moving to Cleveland, Ohio, she was encouraged by her high school art teacher to apply for a scholarship to Cooper University. Following her studies at Cooper she moved to Arcadia, California in 1970, where she studied commercial as well as fine art. The following year Carroll again moved to Omaha, Nebraska and attended the Studio Academy of Art and Design. After completing her studies in commercial art she enrolled in continuing studies in illustration. In 1974 Carroll accepted an internship at the Southwest Iowa Learning Resources Center, where she expanded her talent as an illustrator. The following year Carroll teamed up with Michael Franks at Contempo Advertising Agency in Omaha. While there she worked in the field of graphic design and illustration, producing a full range of graphic art services for regional as well as national accounts. During this period Carroll was a frequent attendee at the International Design Conference in Aspen, Colorado. In 1976 Carroll and Mr. Franks formed the Graphics Group in Omaha. It was at this time that Carroll expanded her work as a fine artist, producing an expansive mural for Veterans Hospital in Omaha. In 1978 Carroll left the Graphics Group and moved to Baltimore, MD, where she worked as a freelance illustrator and graphics designer. At the urging of friends in Baltimore, Carroll enrolled in fine art classes at the Towson Art Studio. In these classes Carroll expanded her use of media to include acrylics, pastels and watercolors. As her knowledge and technique grew she furthered her horizons to include courses in the print arts at Johns Hopkins University. In 1998 Carroll completed her conversion from graphic art to fine art when she was awarded a grant to attend the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. When an opportunity to become part of the bustling art community in Southwest Florida came along in 2002, Carroll quickly accepted the challenge and now makes her home in Punta Gorda. Carroll continues her studies and is a member of the Charlotte County Arts and Humanities Council. In December 2014 Carroll was honored as Charlotte County’s Artist of the Month. Carroll is pleased to be a participant in the “Art in Public Places” program and hopes you will enjoy her works of art. Come see her latest works at our “Art in Public Places” reception here at Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, 9400 Indian Spring Cemetery Road in Punta Gorda on August 25th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in conjunction with the Arts and Humanities Council of Charlotte County. Enjoy great food, wine and wonderful art. Call 941-639-1171 with questions. Read more

  • Memory Bear
    Saturday, October 15, 2016

    Twice a year a very interesting thing happens at Charlotte Memorial Funeral Home, Cemetery and Crematory. Family members who have recently lost a loved one bring in items of clothing that belonged to their dearly departed. Our volunteers then cut, sew and stuff the clothes and turn them into a beautiful teddy bear that will be cherished as a comforting and heartfelt memory for years to come. The Memory Bear Workshop happens twice a year. Invitations are sent out and families are asked to RSVP because the popular event is always full. There is no charge and Charlotte Memorial provides morning treats and a light lunch. Everyone is welcome even if they do not receive an invitation, but they must call and RSVP. Our upcoming Memory Bear Workshop will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 9:30 am – 1:00 pm at 9400 Indian Spring Cemetery Road in Punta Gorda. Your contact person is Rick Tuss, Managing Partner. He can be reached at 941-639-1171. Read more

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