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Edgar Giles Burial at Sea Final Farewell May 2015 aboard the Jamie G Along the AL Gulf Coast

Gulf of Mexico Burial at Sea for Edgar Giles RIP

Edgar Giles Oct 16, 1945 – June 22, 2014

Ed Giles was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. Born in Mobile, Alabama, Ed earned his first degree from the University of South Alabama. There he met and married his best friend for the rest of his life, Dianne. Ed served his country as a Captain in combat in South Korea before moving to Louisiana. In Lafayette Ed proudly worked as a Certified Public Accountant at his own company; belonged to the Petroleum Club and Rotary Club International; and completed his Master’s degree at the University of Louisiana. Though he approached work and education seriously, Ed was well known and appreciated for his wit and humorous perspective. He had a quirky story or bit of advice for any situation!

Ed’s greatest joy was his family. He is survived by his adored wife of 46 years, Dianne Giles; son and daughter-in-law Gino and Sophie Giles of Taipei, Taiwan; daughter and son-in-law Jennifer and Daniel Northcutt of Austin, Texas; and grandchildren Ara Giles, Charlie Northcutt, and Harper Northcutt. He often said that having children was wonderful–and then you get grandchildren!

Edger Giles RIP 10/16/45 - 6/22/14 obituary photo published in 2014
Edger Giles RIP 10/16/45 – 6/22/14

AAA Charters is Honored to Arrange Respectful Gulf of Mexico Burials at Sea AL/FL Coast

Edgar Giles' Family gathering for a burial at Sea gathering on the alabama gulf coast May 2015

Edgar Giles Family Burial at Sea Gathering

The Giles family reached out to AAA Charters Tuesday for direction in arranging a burial at sea for their beloved during their Alabama Gulf Coast vacation this week. It is our honor to arrange a respectful Gulf of Mexico burial at sea for your loved ones. We have a fleet of over a hundred charter boats for-hire and can make arrangements for large groups and small gatherings to spread ashes in the Gulf of Mexico. Captain Gary Goodwin took the family about 4 miles off the beach of Gulf Shores Alabama the next day on the charter boat Jamie G for the family’s final farewell to Ed. The family created this lovely biodegradable vessel and flowers to carry his ashes into the Gulf.
Biodegradable Urns are also now available. Call for details.

floral arrangement for Edgar Giles Gulf of Mexico burial at sea May 2015
Floral arrangement Edgar Giles Burial at Sea
Edgar Giles Burial at Sea Final Farewell May 2015 aboard the Jamie G Along the AL Gulf Coast
Edgar Giles Service 5/20/15 – Jamie G
Ed Giles spreading ashes in the Gulf of Mexico for a burial at sea on the Jamie G
Peaceful Ed Giles Gulf of Mexico Farewell

Call AAA Charters @ 251-609-2525 for immediate assistance to arrange a respectful burial at sea along the AL Gulf Coast

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Memorial Services & Burial at Sea Codell McCann

Memorial Service at Peace Lutheran Church June 7, 2014

AAA Charters had the honor of making the memorial arrangements for 30 year Air Force Veteran
Codell S. McCann Sr.
Sunrise November 3, 1938 Sunset January 16, 2014
The McCann family & friends gathered from points throughout the country to unite on the Alabama Gulf Coast this week to honor the passing of their beloved Codell “Mac” McCann with a memorial service in the sanctuary of Peace Lutheran Church in Gulf Shores, AL. The family shared stories, words of encouragement, joined voices to sing “This Little Light of Mine”, and viewed a moving slideshow his daughters created to memorialize the life of their father.
McCann Memorial Service Peace Lutheran Church

Air Force Honor Guard Flag Service, Gun Volleys, & Taps

Following the church service, the family gathered at the Peace Lutheran Church Memorial Garden, where an Air Force Honor Guard was prepared to honor this highly decorated war veteran. TSgt McCann’s military honors included Bronze Star Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal among many others.
The Honor Guard began by unfolding, and folding an American Flag.
Honor Guard Flag Service
Honor Guard at Garden
Honor Guard Open Flag
Once the flag was folded, and held by a solider at attention in front of the next of kin, the other members of the Honor Guard moved to the field behind and fired three volleys each. The youngest in the family watched a bit amazed by the ceremony.

Honor Guard Volley
McCann Kids at Honor Guard Services
Once the sound of the volleys faded, a lone soldier on the other side of the field began playing taps.

McCann Family gathered at memorial garden
The folded flag was then presented to Ralph McCann, the eldest son.
Honor Guard Folded Flag

Following the services at the church, the group lined up in vehicles for the 11 mile procession to SanRoc Cay Marina in Orange Beach to board a charter boat for a burial at sea.

Codell McCann’s Charter for a Burial at Sea along his favorite beach

The McCann Family chartered one of the larger boats in the charter fleet, known as headboats or party boats, that could accommodate the group of 40 for a 2 Hr. Burial at Sea. Mac was fond of the beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama and the family requested to ride 3 miles offshore along these sugar white sands to spread his ashes. This burial at sea cruise gave the family to opportunity to continue to mingle together in the peaceful setting of a sunny day on the Alabama Gulf of Mexico shores to say their final farewells to a man they love.
Burial at sea cruise heading out from Perdido Pass in Orange Beach AL

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Final Farewell for Codell McCann to spread his ashes along coast of Gulf Shores, AL

Anthony Brown's niece enjoying the cruise of the burial at sea

Anthony Brown’s niece on deck for the burial at sea for a life long family friend.

AAA Charters can be trusted to arrange respectful memorial services and burials at sea for your loved ones. Call 251-609-2525 for details about the possibilities for creating your ideal final farewell.

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Burial at Sea Gulf of Mexico PD & Georgia Martin

AAA Charters offers Affordable, Respectful Gulf of Mexico Burials at Sea

This week AAA Charters was honored to arrange a burial at sea for the Martin family and honor this couple’s request to release their ashes at the Farewell Buoy. Rest in Peace Mr & Mrs Martin. We also arranged a church memorial service, 21 gun salute, and burial at sea in June for a 30 year Air Force Veteran. We can help you make arrangements to honor the wishes of your loved ones that want to be respectfully laid to rest in the Gulf of Mexico waters.

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