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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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  • How To Offer Support from a Distance
    Posted: 04/22/2022

    Imagine this situation: Your friend just lost a loved one. You want to do everything you can to offer support, but you live halfway across the country. How can you help when you’re so far away?  It’s likely that many of us may have faced this situation over the past year. Even as life returns …
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  • What Do Funeral Directors Do?
    Posted: 04/19/2022

    When members of our professional staff here at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory meet someone new and mention working at a funeral home, you can imagine there are all kinds of reactions – and all kinds of questions. How did we get into this line of work? Do we enjoy it? Does it …
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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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