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GREENVILLE — Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes will hold its 13th annual grief seminar on Sept. 8 and Sept. 9 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.

The three seminar series aims to provide a resource to those experiencing grief in their personal and professional lives. Dr. William G. Hoy will be the featured speaker.

A graduate of Louisiana State University, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and Fuller Theological Seminary, Hoy has expertise in balancing his theological interests and involvement with death education and counseling.

Hoy has authored five books and written text for more than 125 journal articles, editorial columns, and educational pamphlets published by a vast array of publishers.

Hoy teaches unique courses as a clinical professor at Baylor University in Texas in the pre-med program that include discussions about life and bereavement care, Christian spirituality and medicine and the history and philosophy of medicine.

The series begins Sept. 8 with “When Complicated Grief Invades the Campus” from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. This seminar is geared toward guidance counselors and teachers.

“Understanding Your Ongoing Grief” will be presented from 6:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 8. This seminar, designed specifically for the general public, examines new understandings of grief and the best strategies for managing grief. It will also examine further how to cope with internal forces as well as external influences.

“When Grief Goes Awry: Dealing with Complicated Mourning” will be presented from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 9. This six-hour workshop is designed to help anyone who deals with grief in the workplace. Funeral directors, social workers, nurses and chaplains will receive six continuing education hours for attending.

Visit www.thomasmcafee.com for more information.

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