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Mourning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on April 8, 2020 by Sarah Driskell | 1 Comment
Posted under General, Grief, Health & Wellness

  As everyone is currently aware, the Covid-19 Pandemic we are all facing has changed every aspect of our normal, everyday lives. Those that are sick and in the hospital, in a hospice facility, or in a nursing home are most likely not allowed visitors and if they are lucky, it is most likely only […]

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Music at a Funeral

Music at a Funeral

Posted on February 4, 2020 by Greg Briscoe | Leave a comment
Posted under General, Pre-Planning, Uncategorized

Music is one element of a service that can have an emotional effect on the family and those attending the service. It can have a calming effect and an uplifting feeling as well. Music should be chosen to have meaning to both the deceased and the surviving family and friends. At Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home […]

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Creating A Warm Atmosphere

Posted on January 10, 2020 by Sarah Driskell | Leave a comment
Posted under General, Grief Help, Uncategorized

Often when you think of a funeral service or a memorial service, the first thing that comes to mind is sad, dreadful, tear-filled, mourning, or more simply put, “depressing.” While all of these terms may be true, the reason we hold these services is to remember our loved one and to honor the life they […]

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Hope for the Holidays

Hope for the Holidays!

Posted on December 20, 2019 by Sarah Driskell | Leave a comment
Posted under General, Health & Wellness

Do you feel overwhelmed and stressed as the Holidays near? It may feel like there’s not enough time to send Christmas cards, make baked goods, and cut out Christmas cookies to share with neighbors and friends. The elf may not do something extravagant every night and you didn’t have time to make the Gingerbread house […]

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Greif and Grattitude

Grief & Gratitude

Posted on November 26, 2019 by Sarah Driskell | Leave a comment
Posted under General, Grief Help

Thanksgiving is typically thought of as a time to spend time with family and reflect on the things that you are thankful for. Images are everywhere of what the holidays should look like – families all together and full of holiday cheer. Yet, the reality can be so different. For some, holidays are a reminder […]

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