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BPC Alumnus Publishes Book

Walking With the Dying

The following article, written by Mary Ann Anderson, appeared in the Jeff Davis Ledger

on October 2, 2013. 

HAZLEHURST—October 2, 2013—If there is one thing that Dewitt Corbin knows how to do well, it is to walk with the dying.

Corbin, a longtime hospice chaplain with Community Hospice in Vidalia, has ministered to hundreds of patients, often praying, laughing, singing, and crying with them as they approach their final days.

And because he has so many stories to tell about his patients, he has just recently published some of his experiences in “Walking With the Dying (Chronicles of a Hospice Chaplain).”

The book, filled with stories and original poetry, is about bringing comfort to those who had terminal illnesses or diagnoses and had only months, weeks, days, and sometimes even hours to live.

“A hospice chaplain walks many pathways as he ministers to his dying patients,” says Corbin.  “The trail of death and dying has many crooks, curves, and turns.”

Not only does Corbin write of his patients, but also he muses on his own reflections about life and death.

“I want the book to do two things,” he says.  “First of all, I would like the readers to be able to see the complex role that a hospice chaplain plays, and secondly I hope that my personal commentary will help prepare the readers for their own end-of-life experiences.”

Corbin, a pastor for more than forty years, earned a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Christianity from Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon and a Masters in Christian Counseling from Andersonville Theological Seminary in Camilla.  He is a graduate of Jeff Davis High School.

Corbin and his wife, Marian, are lifelong residents of Jeff Davis County.  The couple only recently moved to Vidalia so that he can be closer to his patients.  They are the parents of three sons, Andy, Craig, and Jared, and grandparents to Bethany and Bre.

“Walking With the Dying” is $16 inclusive and can be purchased at Community Hospice in Vidalia, Ryles Maximum Auto Care in Hazlehurst, directly from Corbin at 912-347-2313, or Craig Corbin at 912-347-8126.

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The mission of Brewton-Parker College, a Georgia Baptist college, is to develop the whole student through the application
of Biblically-centered truth to a liberal arts curriculum in a community of shared Christian values.
 
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October 7, 2013 10:09 AM