A Natural Approach to a Green Burial…

Posted on January 15, 2016 by J. Chad Pendley | Leave a comment
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A request that we hear from our families quite often is how can they have or achieve a Green or Natural Burial experience.  My intention with this post is to inform you what it takes and how you can achieve this experience… also, to help you decide if it is right for you. What is […]

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My First Christmas In Heaven…

Posted on December 16, 2015 by J. Chad Pendley | Leave a comment
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My First Christmas in Heaven… Author Unknown but how very true and inspiring As we enter the holiday season, we here at Mayes Ward-Dobbins are thinking of those families that we have served who might be experiencing something a little different this year.  Gathering during the holidays with family after losing a loved one will […]

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Till Death Do Us Part…

Posted on December 1, 2015 by J. Chad Pendley | Leave a comment
Posted under Women & Grief

This article was recently published on wives of the Pendley Funeral Directors.   AN UNFORESEEN FAMILY BUSINESS Not many little girls’ dreams go like this: One day I’m going to grow up and fall in love and get married … to the undertaker. But for these four ladies, that’s how their fairytale unfolded, marrying into the Pendley family […]

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The Pendley’s and the Funeral Business

Posted on September 23, 2015 by J. Chad Pendley | Leave a comment
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The Family… Our family is steeped in tradition and very strong family values.  Our family, much like other families celebrate together, eat together, work together and depend on each other… our business is what separates us from most families.  We all have a deep passion for funeral service and it all came naturally, never forced […]

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How to write an obituary

How to write an obituary…

Posted on September 9, 2015 by J. Chad Pendley | Leave a comment
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Obituary, Death Notice, Memorial Advertisement or whichever term you prefer is a notice that is placed in local publications that can serve different purposes.  Writing an obituary can be one of the last things that you can do to honor a loved one and a privilege that should be cherished.  Obituaries often announce the passing […]

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