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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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.