Since Christmas is a time for remembering, Swearingen Funeral Home in Konawa is lighting a candle in its funeral home for all the families they have served this past year.

“We also have placed a list of names of lost loved ones on the wall nearby,” said Bob Swearingen. “The candle will be lit for the entire month of December in our funeral home at Konawa. We would like to invite anyone who wishes to pay their respects to the memories of those we have lost in past years, to come by our funeral home for a time of reflection. Also this year, we will be adding a special tree to our memorial. This special indoor tree, trimmed in lights, will serve as a reminder that the light of love never dims.”

“Thanksgiving, Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries and other special days are very difficult for those of us who have suffered significant losses,” said Swearingen.  “Grief is a process of moving through phases.  The process demands time and energy and can be extremely painful, especially in the midst of the demands brought about by the holidays.”

The Third Annual Swearingen Funeral Home of Konawa 2010 Memorial Tribute is 4:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 5 at Konawa Funeral Home Chapel, 217 N. Broadway.

Vocalist Daniel Khoury of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Konawa will present a special solo. Two instrumental specials will be performed by the Bell Choir of the First United Methodist Church of Konawa.

and hear a message of encouragement from The Rev. Steve Lowrance, pastor of the Assembly of God Church in Konawa, will give a message of encouragement. The tribute will end with a  DVD presentation to honor those Swearingen Funeral Home has served this year.

Staff and family, Bob Swearingen, along with funeral director/manager of Konawa, Mitch Williams, office manager, Debbie Williams, and secretary, Melba Austin, will there to greet guests.

“As this Christmas season quickly approaches, we hope these gestures will serve to remind you of the importance of family and of holidays past,” said Swearingen.


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