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  • Nalley-Pickle & Welch’s Legacy: Helping You Build Yours
    Posted: 05/31/2017

    For three generations, Nalley-Pickle & Welch has been a part of Midland and Big Spring – with one mission at the heart of what we do: helping loved ones build and preserve their loved one’s legacy. A funeral is one of those important moments in life – a time to mark with a special service …
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  • Veteran Burials – What You Need to Know
    Posted: 05/17/2017

    It’s the time of year when all Americans honor and remember our fallen heroes who served our country. If there’s anything we know about West Texas families, it’s how patriotic they are! But for the family members and friends of these U.S. veterans, Memorial Day is especially meaningful. What once originated as Decoration Day, Memorial …
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  • Why a Permanent Memorial is Always Important
    Posted: 04/26/2017

    Many Midland and Big Spring families find that cremation meets their family’s needs best. Even if cremation is your loved one’s choice, we always try to stress the importance of establishing a permanent memorial for a loved one. We have found this can be very helpful to the grieving and healing process. An enduring honor …
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  • How Social Media Has Impacted Funerals
    Posted: 04/14/2017

    Social media is a phenomenon of the 21st century. Even if you’re not a big fan of using it personally, the numbers tell the story: There are more than one billion active users on Facebook There are 974 million existing Twitter accounts 150 million people use Snapchat everyday There are 600 million active monthly users …
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  • When Words Fail: What to Say to a Hurting Friend
    Posted: 03/27/2017

    If there is one thing that unites us all, it’s that at some point, either we’ll have to say goodbye to someone we love, or we will care about someone who must walk that path. When that moment comes, it can be difficult to know what to say, but it’s important to make sure your …
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  • Personalization: Show What Made Your Loved One Special
    Posted: 03/13/2017

    At Nalley-Pickle & Welch, we believe every life in Midland and Big Spring represents a unique story. When it comes time to say goodbye to your loved one, our goal is to help you tell their own story in the most meaningful, personal way possible. Our trained staff will spend time with you, listen to …
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  • Creating Meaningful Receptions
    Posted: 02/23/2017

    Receptions are an important part of the healing process. They allow families to come together and support one another in a relaxed atmosphere, laugh about the good times, and appreciate the moments they shared with their belated loved one. At a funeral or memorial service, the reception should be a time for people to take …
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  • 5 Reasons to Preplan Your Funeral
    Posted: 02/09/2017

    If there is one thing that is true of the people of Big Spring and Midland, Texas, it’s that family comes first. We see it all the time in our work at Nalley-Pickle & Welch. When times are tough, moms, dads, siblings, grandparents, cousins, and beyond band together and do what it takes to get …
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  • Surviving the Winter Blues
    Posted: 01/19/2017

    Even living in the beautiful state of Texas, the winter months can get a little hard and maybe even depressing, as the days get shorter and the temperature dips. This can be even more true if you’ve recently lost a loved one. But it is important to try and keep your spirits up, and there …
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  • Why an Onsite Crematory is Important
    Posted: 01/05/2017

    About 40% of Texans now choose cremation over traditional burial. But even as more and more of our families are finding this is the best choice for them and their loved ones, some people still have questions and concerns. Especially with some of the scandals they have seen in the news in recent years. At …
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