Obituaries

Annie Elizabeth "Betty" Owen
B: 1924-12-30
D: 2017-12-10
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Owen, Annie Elizabeth "Betty"
Vivian Elizabeth Owen
B: 1930-07-14
D: 2017-12-09
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Owen, Vivian Elizabeth
Joyce Irene Maxwell
B: 1938-10-29
D: 2017-12-08
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Maxwell, Joyce Irene
Judy King Eggleston
B: 1934-03-11
D: 2017-12-08
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Eggleston, Judy King
Gary Steven "Steve" Murley
B: 1958-01-18
D: 2017-12-08
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Murley, Gary Steven "Steve"
Dr. Charles Ernest "Chug" Morton III
B: 1947-07-30
D: 2017-12-07
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Morton III, Dr. Charles Ernest "Chug"
Macie Nicole Hatcher
B: 1995-03-01
D: 2017-12-07
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Hatcher, Macie Nicole
Rachel Laverty Robowski
B: 1936-04-26
D: 2017-12-05
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Robowski, Rachel Laverty
Era Ann White
B: 1932-10-22
D: 2017-12-05
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White, Era Ann
Edward Albert Jaggers, Jr.
B: 1926-09-20
D: 2017-12-05
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Jaggers, Jr., Edward Albert
Patrick Hans Albert
B: 1965-07-10
D: 2017-12-03
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Albert, Patrick Hans
Jennifer Ann Roby
B: 1977-09-13
D: 2017-12-02
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Roby, Jennifer Ann
Leon Watkins
B: 1936-08-23
D: 2017-12-01
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Watkins, Leon
Robert Keith Kittsmiller, Jr.
B: 1956-06-01
D: 2017-12-01
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Kittsmiller, Jr., Robert Keith
Sue Karyl Smith
B: 1948-03-20
D: 2017-12-01
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Smith, Sue Karyl
Beverly Veach Tomlin
B: 1947-07-31
D: 2017-11-29
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Tomlin, Beverly Veach
Elizabeth Goodgine Haley
B: 1923-09-17
D: 2017-11-28
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Haley, Elizabeth Goodgine
Lucian Franklin Emerson
B: 1951-04-30
D: 2017-11-27
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Emerson, Lucian Franklin
Thomas Henry Ryan, Jr.
B: 1934-10-29
D: 2017-11-27
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Ryan, Jr., Thomas Henry
William J. "Bill" Long
D: 2017-11-27
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Long, William J. "Bill"
James Carl "Jimmy" Nichols
D: 2017-11-26
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Nichols, James Carl "Jimmy"

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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.