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C. Jason Smith, II - LIC, Co-Owner
Catherine A. Smith, LAFD, Co-Owner

Grief Support


Lynn Grainger - Volunteer Grief Support Liason, WVU MSW Student, LFD

Lynn, a Morgantown native, completed his bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University, then went on to become a Licensed Funeral Director in West Virginia. Lynn joined our team as a Volunteer Grief Support Liason in early November 2018. He is currently working to complete his Master of Social Work degree from West Virginia University.

 Lynn’s role with Smith Funeral and Cremation Care is to provide after care services to not only families that we have cared for, but others in the community that need support in their time of grief.  He works closely with the West Virginia Family Grief Center, along with other bereavement groups in the Morgantown Area. In doing so, Lynn can provide supportive resources to those that we care for.  As a Licensed Funeral Director, he’s able to provide knowledge and counseling to families who are experiencing the paperwork that arises with the death of a loved one such as questions about death certificates, social security death benefits, and insurance policies. 

Every Friday Morning, Lynn will hold office hours at Smith Funeral and Cremation Care from 9am- Noon. ALL members of the community that are struggling with the loss of a loved one are welcome to stop in to discuss what they might be going through. If Friday mornings are not convenient, please call us to make an appointment to meet on a different day. We would like everyone in the community to feel welcome regardless of who has provided their family with funeral arrangements.

We believe that our care does not end with the conclusion of the funeral, it begins. Therefore, in the coming weeks, we will be unveiling a new service that will be offered to not only the families that we care for, but all in our community that are experiencing grief after the loss of a loved one.  These services will be centered around bereavement and after care groups, which Lynn will be conducting at the funeral home, as well as informative seminars such as cooking classes, basic household chores, bookkeeping and checkbook balancing, as well as financial planning and estate planning held by various members in the community who can help with life changes after the loss of a loved one. 


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In addition to the bereavement services for the families we serve,  we have provided some helpful grief support links below: 


Crisis, Grief and Healing 

Webhealing.com, the first interactive grief website on the internet, offers discussion boards, articles, book suggestions, and advice for men and women working through every aspect of grief. The site’s founder, Tom Golden LCSW, has provided book excerpts and contact information to help those healing from loss.


Willowgreen   

Willowgreen offers support and information for those dealing with life transition & aging, illness & caregiving, loss & grief, and hope & spirituality.  The site offers advice, products, and inspirational materials.


Grief and Loss   

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) website contains a Grief & Loss section with grief-related articles and information.


Growth House  

Growth House is an award-winning website that offers international resources for life-threatening illnesses and end of life care. The site features hypertext topic pages that explain major issues across the spectrum of hospice and home care, palliative care, pain management, grief, death with dignity, and quality improvement. It also offers disease-specific guides, an online bookstore, and even their own radio station.


National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization   

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization’s website provides a host of information and resources for people facing a life-limiting illness or injury and their caregivers.

A year of daily grief support


Our support in your time of need does not end after the funeral services.  Enter your email below to receive a grief support message from us each day for a year.  You can unsubscribe at any time.




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