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“The Art of a Funeral: Myths vs. Facts”

Posted on July 26, 2017 by Errol Castens | Leave a comment
Posted under Events, Money, Planning

Oxford-Lafayette residents were treated to an inside view of the funeral industry on July 18 when Coleman Funeral Home hosted the second presentation in its three-part series, “The Art of a Funeral.” “I get questions almost on a daily basis about some topics,” said funeral director and embalmer Glenn Coleman, who co-owns the establishment with […]

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Support groups helpful to grieving folks

Posted on June 14, 2017 by Errol Castens | Leave a comment
Posted under Community, Events, Grief, People

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 by Errol Castens | Leave a comment
Posted under Community, Grief

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 24, 2017 by Errol Castens | Leave a comment
Posted under Grief, Pets

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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Roberts named Instructor of the Year

Posted on May 9, 2017 by Errol Castens | Leave a comment
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Jeremy Roberts was honored May 9 as EDHE 101 Instructor of the Year by the University of Mississippi’s Center for Student Success and First-Year Experience. Roberts, Director of Event Services at Coleman Funeral Home in Oxford and Olive Branch, is also an adjunct instructor at Ole Miss, where he teaches the course titled “Academic Skills […]

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