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  • Why Being Family Owned Is So Important to Us – And to You
    Posted: 09/13/2022

    Being family-owned means our dedicated staff at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home always puts families first. With over 100 years of combined funeral service experience, we apply a standard of excellence across all of our services to ensure our neighbors across Big Spring, Midland, and Stanton feel taken care of in their time of need. Here are some of the key reasons …
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  • 4 Tips for Sorting Through a Loved One’s Belongings After Death
    Posted: 09/08/2022

    Families who come to Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home from all around Big Spring, Midland, and Stanton often tell us that one of the most heartbreaking moments of losing a loved one is returning to an empty home filled with memories – and possessions. Organizing items that have been collected over the decades is a daunting but necessary …
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  • Unique Ways to Remember Your Loved One on Their Birthday
    Posted: 08/15/2022

    Many people tell us that one of the most difficult parts after losing a loved one is the “big days” that happen throughout the year. Holidays, anniversaries, birthdays – especially the birthday of the person who is no longer alive. A day that should be filled with fun and celebration now signifies loss. The loved …
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  • How to Help a Grieving Loved One
    Posted: 08/08/2022

    Grief hits every person differently. It can manifest itself in anger, isolation, depression, and many other unexpected emotions. As you support someone who has lost a loved one, it is important to know how to help them during this difficult time. When you try to console a friend or family member, it’s difficult to find …
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  • Creating a Memorial Garden Helps in Healing After a Loss
    Posted: 07/11/2022

    There’s an old Chinese proverb that says, “If you want to be happy for a lifetime, be a gardener.” Our Nalley-Pickle and Welch Funeral Home and Crematory staff wants to give this sentiment a new twist by saying, “If you want help healing after a loss, be a gardener.”   In our own lives and …
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  • Top 10 Reasons to Preplan your Funeral 
    Posted: 07/07/2022

      You might be surprised how many strong opinions you have about your own funeral, memorial service, and final resting place. Our Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory staff has found this to be true for most West Texans we’ve talked to over the years. While many people haven’t spent much time thinking through …
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  • Cremation: Your Choices for Permanent Memorialization
    Posted: 06/17/2022

    If there is one thing we’ve learned in our over 80 years of serving Big Spring, Midland, and Stanton families, it’s that people in our community want options. And with cremation rates rising every year, we knew in order to stay relevant for area families, we would need to provide as many permanent memorialization options with cremation as with traditional …
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  • 7 Tips for Grieving Men
    Posted: 06/14/2022

    At Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral our compassionate staff helps our grieving neighbors throughout  Big Spring, Midland, and Stanton. Grief over the death of a loved one is a difficult thing for anyone, no matter their gender. Because of socialization and cultural norms, many men experience grief in a particular way. Compared to women, men tend to grieve in isolation …
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  • 5 Unique Ways We Support Families After a Loss
    Posted: 05/09/2022

    “A family is a little world created by love.” – Unknown This quote perfectly sums up the way we feel about our family atmosphere at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory. We remain a family-operated funeral home in every sense of the word, as we serve our neighbors of Big Spring, Midland, and Stanton. …
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  • A Letter to Grieving Mothers 
    Posted: 05/04/2022

      Dear grieving mothers,   It’s not supposed to be this way. This is not the life you dreamed of, hoped for, expected. Parents aren’t supposed to bury their children; parents are supposed to die first. That’s the natural order of things.   What you’ve experienced is unnatural. It feels wrong because it is wrong. …
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