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What Makes a House a Home?

Posted on October 23, 2019 by Sarah Driskell | Leave a comment
Posted under General

You’ve heard the question, “What makes a House a Home?” A house is only the shell, but a home is made up of what’s inside. When speaking of Funeral Homes, it is much the same. A Funeral Home is generally made up of 4 walls and a roof, but what makes Mayes Ward-Dobbins unique is […]

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We also do Simple but with Care.

Posted on October 10, 2019 by Sarah Driskell | 1 Comment
Posted under Most Common Questions, Pre-Planning, Uncategorized

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 […]

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Honoring the life of a cowboy…

Posted on March 26, 2019 by J. Chad Pendley | Leave a comment
Posted under Around the Funeral Home

This past week we were honored to serve a cowboy and the family had special instructions for us to follow!  They were able to bring in his branding iron that he used on his ranch to brand the casket.  The casket they chose for him was made of Barn Wood and the branding was the […]

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Our Family Serving Your Family.

Posted on February 15, 2019 by J. Chad Pendley | 1 Comment
Posted under Around the Funeral Home

  The most left comment on the survey’s that we receive back from our families is “We felt just like family at Mayes Ward-Dobbins”.  That comment is the most meaningful comment that we could receive and it helps us to confirm our intentions.  We strive everyday to treat each person who walks through our door […]

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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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