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Burial at Sea Thea Schwonek 1968 – 2016

Thea J Schwonek Obituary Published in The Plain Dealer from July 24 – 27, 2016

SCHWONEK THEA J. SCHWONEK, age 47, Loving daughter of Raymond and Joan (nee Schneider). Cherished sister of Matthew (Elizabeth Campbell) of Montgomery, Alabama and Eric of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Dear Friend of many. She will be missed by her beloved felines; Baby Sal, Samantha, Peepo and Layla. She formerly worked at the Eleanor Gerson School and recently for the Cleveland Metropolitan School District; she was the students’ friend and advocate.

Thea Schwonek Obituary Photo

Thea Schwonek 1968 – 2016 RIP

All services Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus at 3649 E. 65th St. Cleveland, OH 44105 at 11 A.M. Friends received at the Church from 10:00 A.M. In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials to the Eleanor Gerson School at 10427 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, OH 44102 ARRANGEMENTS by GOLUBSKI FUNERAL HOME 216-341-0940

Spreading of Ashes Gulf of Mexico Orange Beach AL

Thea was born and died in the state of Ohio. She was born in August of 1968 and passed at the age of 47 on September 21, 2016. AAA Charters is honored to arrange a respectful 2 HR burial at sea at high noon Saturday January 14, 2017 aboard an offshore six passenger charter boat Jamie G with Captain Gary Goodwin.

Jamie G six passenger fishing charter boat docked in Orange Beach AL

Jamie G

biodegradable marine urn for sea burial pillow design fern colored

Biodegradable Marine Urn Available in Aqua & Pearl

floral arrangement for Edgar Giles Gulf of Mexico burial at sea May 2015

Floral arrangement for Edgar Giles Burial at Sea


AAA Charters is honored to arrange Gulf of Mexico Burials at Sea

The Gulf Coast has become a very special place in the hearts of generations of coastal Alabama & Florida residents along with generations of families that come to our sugar white beaches for family vacations. The waves of the Gulf of Mexico call many to it’s waters. Burials at sea have occurred through the centuries, and continue to be included in the last wishes for many that consider this place sacred. AAA Charters is honored to help with the arrangements for these respectful final farewells.

A Fleet of Boats are at your Service for this Special Occassion – All Size Groups can be Accommodated to Spread Ashes

AAA Charters works with captains across the Alabama & Florida Gulf Coast with boats big & small.
Our Fleet of Charter Boats (inshore skiffs, six passenger boats, multi passenger bats with cabins that carry 15-25 passengers, party boats that can accommodate up to 60) that can take you out to federal waters for spreading of ashes of your loved ones. AAA Charters will listen to the needs of your family and your ideal setting for spreading cremated remains of your loved one to the Gulf Mexico. We have a diverse selection of Captains, Crews, Vessels & Marina Locations. AAA Specializes in arranging the right match up for this sentimental event. These at sea memorials are typically scheduled for 2 Hours at Sunset.

Affordable Charters for Spreading Ashes in the Gulf

Gulf of Mexico Burial at Sea- Pricing

Two Hour Memorial Cruise
SIX PACK BOAT $350 – $400
MULTI-PACK BOAT $500 – $600
PARTY BOAT $600 – $800
LUXURY BOAT $600 – $800

Call AAA Charters at 251-609-2525 for immediate assistance or

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Serving Orange Beach AL 36561, Gulf Shores AL 36542, Bon Secour AL 36535, Ft. Morgan AL 36542, Foley AL 36535, Daphne AL 36526, Elberta AL 36530, Lillian AL 36549, Fairhope AL 36532, Summerdale AL 36580, Robertsdale AL 36567, Silverhill AL 36576, Perdido Key FL 32507 and Surrounding Areas

Alex "The Great One" and Mack Couch at the U of the South Sewanee TN

Burial at Sea for Mack Couch December 2016

Mr. Mack Couch, age 89 of Clarkesville passed away October 20, 2016

RIP Mack Couch

RIP Mack Couch

Alex "The Great One" and Mack Couch at the U of the South Sewanee TN

U of South Mack Couch and his grandson “The Great One” Sewanee TN

Liz Kops loves this photo of her father Mack Couch RIP 1927-2016

Liz Kops loves this photo of her father Mack Couch RIP 1927-2016


Rest in Peace Mack Couch 1927 – 2016

A memorial service was  held on Friday, November 4, 2016 at 1:00 PM from the Hillside Memorial Chapel with a reception immediately following the service. Family and loved ones will gather in Orange Beach AL Saturday Dec 17 for a respectful spreading of ashes in the Gulf of Mexico near where his family vacationed through the years.

Born on June 4, 1927, Mr. Couch was the son of Snowden and Ollie Mae Lawler Couch.  Mr. Couch attended Tech High School in Atlanta where he was a 4 Star Athlete.  After school he enlisted in the U. S. Army and trained in meteorology.  After being honorably discharged Mack was recruited by the Milwaukee Braves where he was a third baseman.  After a baseball career ending knee injury Mr. Couch married the former Jane O’Brien and started their family.  He had a successful career in the fruit sales and distribution with Standard Fruit in New Orleans.  Later Mack was offered the position as VP of sales with Del Monte where he worked until retirement.  After retirement Mack moved back to his roots in the Atlanta area.  Mack moved to the Orchard Community in 1993 where he enjoyed playing golf with his buddies for many years.  Mack and his wife Betty traveled extensively throughout the U. S. and also visited some European Countries.  They enjoyed entertaining in their home, socializing and spending time with those they loved.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Couch is preceded in death by his first wife and mother of his children Jane O’Brien Couch,  second wife Betty Broussard Couch, brother Jack Couch, sister Martha Couch Thomas, brother in law Gabe Thomas and nephew Wayne Thomas.

Survivors include daughters Terri Couch of Denver, Colorado and Liz Couch Kops of Woodstock, son Greg Couch (Sharron) of New Orleans, Louisiana, grandchildren Lyndsey Couch Fairchild, Michael Couch, Jonathan Kops (Lindsey), and Alex “The Great One” Kops, great grandchildren Courtney Fairchild and Colby Fairchild as well as niece Marsha Thomas of McDonough.

An online guest registry is available at hillsidememorialchapel.com.  

For Immediate Assistance Call AAA Charters INC to arrange a respectful burial to sea 251-609-2525

Serving Orange Beach AL 36561, Gulf Shores AL 36542, Bon Secour AL 36535, Ft. Morgan AL 36542, Foley AL 36535, Daphne AL 36526, Elberta AL 36530, Lillian AL 36549, Fairhope AL 36532, Summerdale AL 36580, Robertsdale AL 36567, Silverhill AL 36576, Perdido Key FL 32507 and Surrounding Areas

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

burial at sea Alabama Coast

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.