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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.
How do you want to be remembered? Wow. That’s a tough one! But after asking myself this question, I have come to realize that maybe we tend to pour too much into what we want. We are easily discouraged when we don’t know exactly what we want in life or if we don’t […]Continue Reading
The pandemic this past year has left people scrambling for ways to handle their grief while also dealing with the many social distancing restrictions during an already difficult time. Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have seen families hold small, live streamed, private services while others have chosen to not hold a service at […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
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 […]Continue Reading
When families lose a loved one, grieving brings on a roller coaster of emotions and having to take the time to plan a service of remembrance for their loved one at such a difficult time is the last thing they want to do. Many families then chose to use a Cremation Society or Crematorium because […]Continue Reading