Obituaries

Margaret Ann King
B: 1937-00-00
D: 2018-04-20
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King, Margaret Ann
Walter Dale Ashworth
B: 1964-05-28
D: 2018-04-18
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Ashworth, Walter Dale
James Douglas "Doug" Wilson
B: 1936-00-00
D: 2018-04-17
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Wilson, James Douglas "Doug"
Eleanor Vela Bankes
B: 1941-12-23
D: 2018-04-16
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Bankes, Eleanor Vela
Roy Hixson Steiner
D: 2018-04-16
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Steiner, Roy Hixson
Thomas "Tommy" Elmer Ladd
B: 1986-02-01
D: 2018-04-15
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Ladd, Thomas "Tommy" Elmer
Linda Smith Laugavitz
B: 1946-07-25
D: 2018-04-14
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Laugavitz, Linda Smith
Lacey Renee Mathes
B: 1991-00-00
D: 2018-04-13
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Mathes, Lacey Renee
Lucille Warren Peters
B: 1927-08-15
D: 2018-04-13
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Peters, Lucille Warren
Dan Thomas Costello
B: 1946-08-26
D: 2018-04-13
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Costello, Dan Thomas
Margaret Joan Rike Walker
B: 1944-01-17
D: 2018-04-12
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Walker, Margaret Joan Rike
John Edward Phillips, Jr.
B: 1940-06-13
D: 2018-04-09
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Phillips, Jr., John Edward
James Marvin "Shorty" Lillard
B: 1930-07-20
D: 2018-04-09
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Lillard, James Marvin "Shorty"
Linda Kaye Wooten
B: 1951-02-09
D: 2018-04-08
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Wooten, Linda Kaye
Howard Leonard Tomlin
B: 1922-03-04
D: 2018-04-07
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Tomlin, Howard Leonard
Diane Maxine Thorne
B: 1948-06-17
D: 2018-04-07
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Thorne, Diane Maxine
Robert "Tom" Cheatham
B: 1953-00-00
D: 2018-04-06
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Cheatham, Robert "Tom"
Jerry Evans Barker
D: 2018-04-05
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Barker, Jerry Evans
Kendall Beth Reichert
B: 2003-00-00
D: 2018-04-05
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Reichert, Kendall Beth
John Richardson Williams, Sr.
B: 1927-01-15
D: 2018-04-04
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Williams, Sr., John Richardson
John Brady "Johnny" Guffee, Sr.
B: 1947-00-00
D: 2018-04-04
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Guffee, Sr., John Brady "Johnny"

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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.