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  • How Social Media Affects the Way We Grieve
    Posted: 03/15/2022

    During our many years helping Big Spring, Midland, and Stanton families here at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory, our staff has gained a lot of knowledge and understanding about the grieving process. We often hear that grief has no timetable – and this is something we’ve both seen and experienced ourselves. Grief is …
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  • Creative Ways to Display Your Family Heirlooms
    Posted: 03/09/2022

    Throughout our lives, we collect quite a few things possessions: furniture, clothing, knickknacks, books, and more. When a family member dies, they leave their belongings behind along with the question, “What should you do with all of this stuff?” It’s no surprise this is a highly sensitive issue, as these items serve as a visible …
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  • How to Know You’ve Chosen the Right Funeral Home
    Posted: 02/14/2022

    Talk to anyone who has lost a loved one recently and they’ll likely mention how and why they selected a particular funeral home. Maybe their friend or family member put their own arrangements in place ahead of time, including their preference of funeral home. Maybe generations of family have turned to a certain funeral home …
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  • How Grief Rituals Help on Valentine’s Day
    Posted: 02/08/2022

    Since the Middle Ages, Valentine’s Day has been defined as a day specifically for love and affection. At Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory, we hear from families in Midland, Big Spring, and Stanton who say it’s  a tough holiday to face when you’ve recently lost someone special – and  it might be especially …
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  • How a Funeral Reception Helps Loved Ones Heal
    Posted: 01/19/2022

    We can’t tell you how many times people have told our staff at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory that attending their loved one’s funeral was a blur. That the time went by so quickly they didn’t have a chance to reflect or connect with family and friends. Having attended countless funerals in Midland, …
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  • 3 Preplanning Mistakes to Avoid 
    Posted: 01/14/2022

    Time and time again, we hear from families in Midland, Big Spring, and Stanton who’ve had this experience: After attending a funeral for a loved one, they decide it would be a good idea to express their preferences for their own funeral. After all, it’s common to have more opinions about your own end-of-life tribute …
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  • To Post or Not to Post After a Loved One’s Death
    Posted: 12/14/2021

    In today’s day and age, it can be difficult to navigate the unwritten rules of social media. And when it comes to sharing news about the death of a loved one, these waters become extra murky. Should you post about the death? If so, when? What details are appropriate to include – and leave out? …
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  • 8 Tips for Managing Grief During the Holidays
    Posted: 12/09/2021

    For families in in Midland, Big Spring, and Stanton who have lost a loved one recently, we know the holidays are going to look and feel different – especially in light of COVID-19. Our caring team at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory sees this every day, as we meet with our neighbors to …
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  • How Art Can Help the Grieving Process
    Posted: 11/08/2021

    Grief is a powerful experience. When we suffer a loss, many of us notice a lack of interest in our normal activities, which may include a number of artistic experiences. The grieving process can be stressful and isolating, among other things. Engaging with art in some way can renew our connection with the world around …
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  • How to Make a Veteran’s Funeral Special
    Posted: 11/04/2021

    Our staff at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory agrees there is no greater honor than caring for veterans and their families. We will never forget moving moments like these: Soldiers presenting the folded American flag to a grieving family. A bugler playing Taps.  A three-gun volley firing by service members. Nalley-Pickle & Welch …
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