Obituaries

Dorothy "Dot" Jean Gandy Butler
B: 1931-08-04
D: 2017-05-24
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Butler, Dorothy "Dot" Jean Gandy
William Edward "Bill" Sutherland
B: 1964-10-23
D: 2017-05-24
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Sutherland, William Edward "Bill"
James Allan Robinson
D: 2017-05-24
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Robinson, James Allan
Margaret Louise Tomlin Johnson
B: 1925-07-07
D: 2017-05-24
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Johnson, Margaret Louise Tomlin
William Robert "Bill" Hooper, Jr.
B: 1960-01-10
D: 2017-05-23
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Hooper, Jr., William Robert "Bill"
Franziska Knoeferl
B: 1936-04-16
D: 2017-05-23
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Knoeferl, Franziska
Charles Dearing Wyman
B: 1951-05-10
D: 2017-05-22
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Wyman, Charles Dearing
Sarah Olivia Clay Free
B: 1923-11-30
D: 2017-05-21
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Free, Sarah Olivia Clay
Michael Lee Starnes
B: 1972-04-12
D: 2017-05-21
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Starnes, Michael Lee
Mable Smith Culberson
B: 1927-10-13
D: 2017-05-21
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Culberson, Mable Smith
Henry B. "Cub" Forrest
B: 1962-00-00
D: 2017-05-19
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Forrest, Henry B. "Cub"
Herthel Riley "Herk" Norris
D: 2017-05-19
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Norris, Herthel Riley "Herk"
Dennis Adams Sr.
B: 1959-03-02
D: 2017-05-19
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Adams Sr., Dennis
Brenda Curtis Spencer
B: 1943-03-15
D: 2017-05-19
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Spencer, Brenda Curtis
Sarah Josephine Booth
B: 1932-12-22
D: 2017-05-19
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Booth, Sarah Josephine
Lucille Marion Butler
B: 1921-07-26
D: 2017-05-18
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Butler, Lucille Marion
Steven "Bubba" Favinger
B: 1998-11-10
D: 2017-05-17
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Favinger, Steven "Bubba"
James Leeds Mugler
B: 1922-02-06
D: 2017-05-16
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Mugler, James Leeds
David Rex Whited
B: 1941-00-00
D: 2017-05-15
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Whited, David Rex
Thomas Edgar Pharo, Jr.
B: 1936-08-06
D: 2017-05-15
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Pharo, Jr., Thomas Edgar
Kay Lois Fuller
B: 1931-06-28
D: 2017-05-14
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Fuller, Kay Lois

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The Grieving Process

When we experience a major loss, grief is the normal and natural way our mind and body react. Everyone grieves differently. And at the same time there are common patterns people tend to share.

For example, someone experiencing grief usually moves through a series of emotional stages such as shock, numbness, guilt, anger, and denial. Physical responses are typical also. They can include: sleeplessness, inability to eat or concentrate, lack of energy, and lack of interest in activities previously enjoyed.

Time always plays an important role in the grieving process. As the days, weeks and months go by, the person who is experiencing loss moves through emotional and physical reactions that normally lead toward acceptance, healing and getting on with life as fully as possible.

Sometimes a person can become overwhelmed or bogged down in the grieving process. Serious losses are never easy to deal with, but someone who is having trouble beginning to actively re-engage in life after a few months should consider getting professional help. For example, if continual depression or physical symptoms such as loss of appetite, inability to sleep, or chronic lack of energy persists, it is probably time to see a doctor.