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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.

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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The conversation that can change your life…

Posted on June 12, 2018 by J. Chad Pendley | Leave a comment
Posted under Grief Help, Most Common Questions, Pre-Planning

The title “The conversation that can change your life..” seems very dramatic and to a certain point it really is. My experience working with grieving families is that a simple conversation can change the grief structure that a person will experience after the loss of a loved one.  Guilt is a hurdle that will cause […]

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Beautifully Broken | The story of The Bottoms Family…

Posted on August 29, 2017 by J. Chad Pendley | Leave a comment
Posted under Grief Help

Beautifully Broken | The story of the Bottoms family was beautifully written by Elizabeth Cossick, editor with Little Black Dress | Little Red Wagon. From time to time Elizabeth Cossick will reach out to see if we want to publish any new information in her magazine that may be relevant to her readers.  Being a […]

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“Grace Through Grief” – The past year with Brittany Price

Posted on August 23, 2016 by J. Chad Pendley | Leave a comment
Posted under Grief Help, Women & Grief

  As a funeral director we see many different families from all different walks of life come through our doors every day.  Every person and every family that we encounter has their own story and they’re always unique… but, almost strangely similar in their grief.  Loosing a loved one will never be easy but the […]

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My First Christmas In Heaven…

Posted on December 16, 2015 by J. Chad Pendley | 2 Comments
Posted under Grief Help

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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