The Norman Transcript

Local news

December 1, 2012

Funeral homes offer support for residents grieving at the holidays

NORMAN — Two Norman funeral homes are going the extra mile at the holidays to help area residents cope with grief made all the more poignant by the season.

Havenbrook Funeral home, owned by the Vice family, plans a Christmas Memorial Service at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6.

“Christmas is a special time of the year. A time to be close to family, friends and neighbors that have loved and supported us through our happiest and saddest moments,” owner Chad Vice said in a news release. “The memories of our loved ones seem to be ever so prominent in our thoughts as we prepare to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.”

With that in mind, Vice and his staff have designed a Christmas Memorial Service to allow a time and place to “reverently and peacefully memorialize your loved ones,” Vice said.

The candlelight ceremony is tailored to honor our loved-ones’ legacies.

In addition to the memorial service, which is planned for the first week of December each year, Havenbrook also provides Grief Care to area residents. Havenbrook supports gatherings for those who have suffered a loss.

“Losing a loved one is most often associated with grief,” Vice said in the release. “However, many individuals suffer from grief when the loss is anything that occupied a significant place in our hearts and lives.”

Grief care is offered in six weekly sessions that occur in spring, fall and winter. More information is available at 405-329-0101.

Primrose Funeral Service and Lifecare Oklahoma also have a program in place to help those who have suffered a loss.

“The holidays are difficult for those of us who have lost a loved one,” Primrose General Manager John Davenport said in a news release.

Recognizing this, Primrose Funeral Service and Lifecare Oklahoma have joined together to provide a six session Holiday Grief Support Group that started on Tuesday, Nov. 6.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local news
  • Norman firefighter performs Heimlich maneuver on Moore man after he chokes on food

    What started out as a normal night out for a Moore couple ended with them being thankful a firefighter was in the right place at the right time....

    July 22, 2014

  • 18-year-old killed; 72-year-old man, young boy injured

    Those involved in the wreck Friday near 136th Avenue and South Sooner Road were identified Monday by Oklahoma City police. Logan Rosado-Santoni, 18, was pronounced dead on the scene after the 4:30 p.m. multi-vehicle wreck. Two others were ...

    July 22, 2014

  • New AP program to begin in Norman

    NORMAN — Norman Public Schools Board of Education learned about Advanced Placement Capstone at a regular board meeting Monday....

    July 22, 2014

  • Moore City Council paves way for Sam’s Club location

    MOORE — The Moore City Council approved a $5 million bond Tuesday to be repaid with sales tax and utility revenues. “A good amount of street improvements needs to be done,” Moore City Manager Steve Eddy said. “This will be paid for with ...

    July 22, 2014

  • Crime briefs

    Woman charged with assault A Norman woman was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon Monday after admitting that she threw a knife at someone, court records show. Jamie Marie Rietz, 32, was charged in Cleveland County ...

    July 22, 2014

  • Felonies filed

    The following people were charged with felony counts in the Cleveland County Court Clerk’s Office: · Jeremy Ryan Sellers, 20, second-degree burglary and malicious injury to property under $1,000 in concert and together with Ryan ...

    July 22, 2014

  • County want details of insurance coverage

    Cleveland County commissioners will formally request particulars on their insurance coverage from the Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma Self Insurance Group....

    July 22, 2014

  • Stewart journeys from volunteer to director at Women’s Resource Center

    Kristy Stewart walked into the Women’s Resource Center as a volunteer 30 years ago. The volunteer work soon turned into a staff position, and that one into another and another and so on. Along with the new responsibilities came her ...

    July 21, 2014

  • garnervisit1 Family, friends recall Garner’s Norman roots

    Flowers started arriving at the James Garner statue at Main Street and Jones Avenue Sunday morning after residents learned of the famed actor and Norman native’s death Saturday night in California. Norman resident Roy Hamilton, who grew ...

    July 21, 2014 1 Photo

  • James Garner James Garner dies at 86

    NEW YORK — Few actors could register disbelief, exasperation or annoyance with more comic subtlety....

    July 21, 2014 2 Photos