• The History Behind Military Funeral Honors
    Posted: 04/10/2024

    Did you know what we now call “Veterans Day” was once called “Armistice Day?” That day originated on November 11, 1919, and was actually the anniversary of the end of World War I. In 1926, Congress made it an annual observance. But it wasn’t until 1954 that President Eisenhower changed the name of the holiday …
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  • How to Support Your Spouse After the Loss of a Parent
    Posted: 04/10/2024

    Losing a parent – no matter how old you are – is one of the most difficult experiences in life. Our caring team at Nalley-Pickle & Welch sits down every day to plan funerals with Texans who are grieving the death of their mother or father. We see the complicated range of emotions that accompany …
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  • How to Honor a Loved One Who Asked for No Funeral
    Posted: 03/25/2024

    Here at Nalley-Pickle & Welch, our compassionate staff understands the importance of planning and organizing a memorial service or funeral. The ritual of a funeral allows many people the opportunity to process their grief. In Midland, Big Spring, and Stanton some prefer to forego a funeral for one reason or another in favor of a quiet burial. When no …
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  • What to Consider when Choosing a Cemetery
    Posted: 03/15/2024

    Here at Nalley-Pickle & Welch, we believe one of the most personal decisions to make in life is selecting a final resting place. Some of our neighbors in Midland, Big Spring, and Stanton choose well in advance. They may opt for a cemetery they have a personal connection to or one they believe would be …
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  • Funeral Timing–It’s All Relative
    Posted: 02/21/2024

    Albert Einstein, one of the best known and most influential scientists, was born on March 14, 145 years ago. He was awarded a Nobel Prize, founded the major concepts of modern Physics, and made hundreds of scientific contributions that are so complex that most of us do not fully understand their meaning. He was, and …
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  • Celebrating Valentine’s After Losing Your Partner
    Posted: 02/12/2024

    Holidays often trigger intense emotions in the hearts of those who have lost someone special. Valentine’s Day is no exception, especially for Texans who have experienced the death of a spouse or romantic partner. Whether the romance lasted 5 years or 50, this day can feel like a shock to the system. Our dedicated staff …
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  • How to Tell a Loved One’s Story with Personalization
    Posted: 01/29/2024

    Nowadays it’s becoming more common to personalize a loved one’s funeral. This is a great way to celebrate their individual interests, talents, and accomplishments alongside family and friends. At Nalley Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory, we encourage every family to plan a service honoring what made their loved one so special. There are …
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  • Safe Driving Techniques for Seniors
    Posted: 01/19/2024

    At Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory, our staff is concerned with the safety of families throughout our community. We want seniors in Big Spring, Stanton, and Midland to feel confident navigating the roads surrounding our funeral home.  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that drivers over age 75 …
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  • The Importance of Creating New Holiday Traditions After a Loss
    Posted: 12/08/2023

    We’ve talked with many West Texans here at Nalley-Pickle & Welch who describe a feeling of melancholy that settles in during late fall. Some call it an emptiness; others refer to it as a sense of dread. At the root, it’s a lingering sadness that a loved one has died and the holidays are coming …
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  • Debunking Burial Myths
    Posted: 12/06/2023

    For a host of reasons, many people feel uncomfortable talking about death and death-adjacent topics like burial and cremation. While it may not be easy to have these conversations, it is important to distinguish between myth and fact when it comes to end-of-life options. At Nalley-Pickle & Welch, our staff frequently speaks with families from Big Spring, Midland, and Stanton who have heard rumors or …
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