Why More People are Choosing Cremations for Their Pets

Posted on May 16th, 2018
Posted by Jeremy Roberts under Grief, Pets
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When it comes to funeral care, more than half of Americans today opt for cremation over burial. But did you know that more people are choosing cremation for their pets, too? At Coleman Funeral Home, we frequently get calls from pet owners asking if we provide cremation services for pets. Fortunately, we do provide a […]

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Support groups helpful to grieving folks

Posted on June 14th, 2017
Posted by Errol Castens under Community, Events, Grief, People
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A support group can be invaluable to folks in the grip of grief. Here are a few available in Oxford currently or soon:   Sponsor: Wright Counseling Group Location: 224 Old Taylor Road Time: Thursdays, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Curriculum: Wright Counseling Group’s custom program (stages of grief; early days of grief; understanding and coping […]

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When the calls and visits taper off

Posted on June 14th, 2017
Posted by Errol Castens under Community, Grief
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In the shock of the loss of a loved one, it seems impossible to believe that the world keeps moving. You see people driving along the highway to jobs, classes, ball games, and social events, and you wonder how their worlds could remain so normal while yours has fallen apart. You flinch at the realization that a […]

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Not ‘just an animal’

Posted on May 24th, 2017
Posted by Errol Castens under Grief, Pets
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As animal lovers, we often grieve for our pets much as we might grieve for human family members who have died. We know it seems silly to some people. After all, it was “just a dog.” (Or “just a cat,” “just a hamster,” etc.) But when it involves a living, feeling, loving creature, it isn’t […]

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How can I help?

Posted on May 8th, 2017
Posted by Errol Castens under Community, Grief, People
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In the immediate aftermath of a death, some bereaved people turn all their energies to “doing what needs to be done.” Others may be in such shock that they can only say, “I don’t know what to do.” In either case, there’s a world of help that close friends and family members can give. Here […]

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