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  • 4 Reasons to Choose a Family-Owned Funeral Home
    Posted: 08/17/2020

    One of the questions we’re often asked here at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory is whether there’s any noticeable difference between a family-owned funeral home and a funeral home that is part of a corporate-owned chain. Our answer is always a resounding, “Yes!” Our family has been committed to serving our neighbors in …
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  • Is Traditional Burial Better than Cremation?
    Posted: 08/11/2020

    Families have to make many important and deeply personal decisions after a loved one dies, including whether to choose traditional burial or cremation. Often, this decision is a complicated one due to conflicting opinions, religious convictions, and financial considerations. That’s where the professional staff at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory comes in. We know a meaningful tribute brings a …
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  • 10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Grief
    Posted: 07/14/2020

    Grief is a complex emotion that affects each person differently, but it has become clear over our years working with our neighbors in Big Spring, Midland, and Stanton that the only way someone can successfully process grief is to start the steps of working through it. At Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory, our …
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  • The Many Ways We Create Meaningful Cremation Services
    Posted: 07/14/2020

    Fifty years ago, only a tiny fraction of Americans – 3.6% – chose cremation. Now, that number hovers right around 50% and is increasing rapidly every year. Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory has been serving families for more than 80 years, and our staff has certainly noticed more families choosing cremation over that time. We’ve also noticed …
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  • When Final Wishes Clash Within Families
    Posted: 06/15/2020

    Throughout our decades of funeral service experience at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory, our caring team has been asked many times by families in Big Spring, Stanton, and Midland what it’s like to be in funeral service, and whether our work is somehow depressing and morbid. While it is true that the work we …
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  • “Mommy, when is Grandma coming back?”— Explaining Death to Children
    Posted: 06/09/2020

    Knowing what to say to children when a loved one dies can be a challenge. Many Midland, Big Spring, and Stanton families have approached our team at ­­­­Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory over the years wondering about the “best” ways to handle such a complex and emotional topic. In our work helping families …
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  • My Loved One Said, “No Funeral.” What Should I Do?
    Posted: 05/13/2020

    This is an issue we hear about time and time again at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory: What should I do when my loved one made it clear he or she does not want a funeral or memorial service? What your loved one may be thinking this will help the family by saving …
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  • Are You Grieving or Depressed? Here’s How to Tell the Difference.
    Posted: 05/04/2020

    Every day, our staff meets with families in Midland, Big Spring, and Stanton who have lost a friend or family member. Some arrive at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory tired but at peace, having had time to say goodbye and prepare for their loved one’s death. Others have had their world turned upside …
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  • Our Advice on Talking to Kids About COVID-19
    Posted: 04/14/2020

    Our Nalley-Pickle & Welch staff has over 65 years of experience walking through difficult times with those in our community. This includes having conversations with children about illness, tragedy, and death. When Midland, Big Spring, and Stanton families walk through our doors, they depend on us for encouragement during challenging moments; right now is no …
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  • 5 Ways to Relieve Loneliness During a Quarantine
    Posted: 04/09/2020

    All across Midland, Stanton, and Big Spring, people are spending their days inside waiting for the end of the COVID-19 crisis. Here at Nalley-Pickle Welch Funeral Home & Crematory, we are doing our best to serve our community during this time of uncertainty. We know that many of you are separated from family, friends, and …
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