Obituaries

Helen Gilbert
B: 1965-01-06
D: 2017-02-24
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Gilbert, Helen
Ed Cantrell DDS
B: 1952-08-07
D: 2017-02-21
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Cantrell DDS, Ed
David L. "Dave" Damer
B: 1941-10-16
D: 2017-02-21
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Damer, David L. "Dave"
Doris Ruth Forrest
B: 1927-01-16
D: 2017-02-21
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Forrest, Doris Ruth
John Francis Tormey
B: 1936-06-27
D: 2017-02-19
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Tormey, John Francis
Sallie Emma Gale Hooks
B: 1944-05-11
D: 2017-02-18
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Hooks, Sallie Emma Gale
Lila Beatrice Walker Payne
B: 1924-11-08
D: 2017-02-18
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Payne, Lila Beatrice Walker
James Michael Beasley
B: 1943-12-21
D: 2017-02-17
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Beasley, James Michael
Benjamin Andrew Koepke
B: 1980-12-27
D: 2017-02-16
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Koepke, Benjamin Andrew
Sharon Rochelle Stinson Boyd
B: 1953-09-09
D: 2017-02-16
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Boyd, Sharon Rochelle Stinson
Vincent Acquaviva
B: 1938-11-19
D: 2017-02-16
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Acquaviva, Vincent
Preston Dennis Gibson
B: 1944-03-31
D: 2017-02-15
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Gibson, Preston Dennis
Kathleen J. Cameron
B: 1921-07-14
D: 2017-02-14
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Cameron, Kathleen J.
Richard Allen Kapuga
B: 1948-10-31
D: 2017-02-14
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Kapuga, Richard Allen
George Roy "Big G" Crafton
B: 1949-09-05
D: 2017-02-14
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Crafton, George Roy "Big G"
Jennifer Ann Edmonds
B: 1985-04-06
D: 2017-02-13
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Edmonds, Jennifer Ann
Jean Ruby Schwandner
B: 1930-09-09
D: 2017-02-12
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Schwandner, Jean Ruby
Richard "Beaver" Helleis
B: 1946-12-09
D: 2017-02-11
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Helleis, Richard "Beaver"
Michael Freeborn
B: 1963-01-01
D: 2017-02-11
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Freeborn, Michael
Walter F. Aiken Sr.
B: 1930-12-29
D: 2017-02-10
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Aiken Sr., Walter F.
Walter Dale Bub
B: 1939-08-13
D: 2017-02-09
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Bub, Walter Dale

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Grief

Grief: "Is reaching out for someone who's always been there, only to find when you need them the most, one last time, they're gone."

The death of a loved one is life's most painful event. People's reactions to death remain one of society's least understood and most off-limit topics for discussion. Oftentimes, grievers are left totally alone in dealing with their pain, loneliness, and isolation.

Grief is a natural emotion that follows death. Sadness, denial, guilt, physical discomfort, and sleeplessness are some of the symptoms of grief. It is like an open wound which must become healed.  At times, it seems as if this healing will never happen.  While some of life's spontaneity begins to return, it never seems to get back to the way it was. We know, however, that these feelings of being incomplete can disappear.

Healing is a process of allowing ourselves to feel, experience, and accept the pain. In other words, we give ourselves permission to heal. Allowing ourselves to accept these feelings is the beginning of that process.

The healing process can take less time than we have been led to believe. There are two missing parts. One is a safe, loving, professionally guided atmosphere in which to express our feelings; the other is knowing how and what to communicate.