Obituaries

Carol Jean Puckett
B: 1939-09-25
D: 2019-09-19
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Puckett, Carol Jean
Gerald Carl "Gerry" Scanlon
B: 1953-06-26
D: 2019-09-18
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Scanlon, Gerald Carl "Gerry"
Myrla Rochelle Southern McDonald
B: 1952-11-22
D: 2019-09-18
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McDonald, Myrla Rochelle Southern
Milton Rondall Marlin
B: 1950-06-13
D: 2019-09-16
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Marlin, Milton Rondall
Philip Wade Landers
B: 1965-03-23
D: 2019-09-16
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Landers, Philip Wade
Samuel William "Sam" McKee
B: 1935-09-14
D: 2019-09-14
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McKee, Samuel William "Sam"
Brandon Ethridge Hazelwood
B: 1978-09-06
D: 2019-09-14
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Hazelwood, Brandon Ethridge
Ann F Kegarise
B: 1936-01-15
D: 2019-09-14
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Kegarise, Ann F
Elliott Grace "Ellie G." Castro
B: 2015-05-30
D: 2019-09-13
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Castro, Elliott Grace "Ellie G."
Louis Barton Close
B: 1927-05-15
D: 2019-09-13
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Close, Louis Barton
Angela Royal
B: 1972-03-03
D: 2019-09-12
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Royal, Angela
Margaret Alice "Molly" Pace
B: 1959-08-18
D: 2019-09-11
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Pace, Margaret Alice "Molly"
James Edward "Jimmy" Beard
B: 1947-05-17
D: 2019-09-11
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Beard, James Edward "Jimmy"
William B. Marantis
D: 2019-09-11
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Marantis, William B.
Paul Otto Gaddis
B: 1924-03-20
D: 2019-09-11
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Gaddis, Paul Otto
Bobbie Jean Johnson Nolen
B: 1932-04-02
D: 2019-09-11
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Nolen, Bobbie Jean Johnson
Wendell Douglas Edison
B: 1943-09-01
D: 2019-09-10
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Douglas Edison, Wendell
Jan Morris Williams
D: 2019-09-10
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Williams, Jan Morris
Samuel Ellison Daniel, Jr.
B: 1936-12-24
D: 2019-09-10
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Daniel, Jr., Samuel Ellison
Martha Ann Williams Scogins
B: 1945-10-13
D: 2019-09-09
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Scogins, Martha Ann Williams
Christopher Aaron Reed
B: 1986-12-22
D: 2019-09-08
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Reed, Christopher Aaron

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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.