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In our blog, we share resources and information that families in our community can use to cope with their loss or better understand their grief. We also write about ways we have been involved in the community. Check out our latest posts below.

Shedding some light on Embalming and those who Embalm…

Posted on September 27, 2014 by J. Chad Pendley | 10 Comments
Posted under Embalming and those who Embalm, Most Common Questions

Whenever I get the opportunity to meet new people while I am out and about there is always a point in the conversation when “the” question will come up… “So, what do you do for a living?” As I have evolved thorough my career I have developed good answers that might not ruin dinner for […]

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History of “Taps” and how we help render those honors…

Posted on September 19, 2014 by J. Chad Pendley | Leave a comment
Posted under History of Taps

Something that we always get asked about is the presentation of Taps during a funeral ceremony. People wonder exactly what the song means and why do some people stand at attention when they hear “Taps”.  There is both history and tradition staked into this presentation, so much meaning that needs to be known, and of […]

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Remembering those on 9/11

Posted on September 11, 2014 by J. Chad Pendley | Leave a comment
Posted under 9/11 - Never Forget

Today commemorates 13 years since the attack on our home soil. We stand to remember those who have fallen and for those who sacrificed their own lives to save the innocent and maintain order during such a tragedy. We kneel and pray for world peace and for our God to bring healing to those families […]

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Grieving for the Famous…

Posted on September 8, 2014 by J. Chad Pendley | Leave a comment
Posted under Grief Help

Lately we have seen so many of the ones that we admire, follow and look up too pass away and we are left with questions and grief surrounding their death.  With the passing of Robin Williams, Joan Rivers, Truett Cathy and many others that we follow there can be a sense of loss by hearing about their death […]

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Open Casket or Closed Casket?

Posted on September 1, 2014 by J. Chad Pendley | 2 Comments
Posted under Most Common Questions

Another decision that we help families in making when planning a funeral is whether or not to have an open casket.  Most of the time this is an option that we encourage at least with just the family and sometimes also for the public, there are sometimes when this could actually pose an issue.  I want to […]

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