Obituaries

Martha Louise McWilliams Ladd
B: 1928-09-19
D: 2021-06-20
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Ladd, Martha Louise McWilliams
Julyian Michael Cobb
B: 2021-01-08
D: 2021-06-20
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Cobb, Julyian Michael
Jack Llyod Ogez
B: 1966-06-11
D: 2021-06-18
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Ogez, Jack Llyod
Janet Binkley Hargrove
B: 1931-03-17
D: 2021-06-18
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Hargrove, Janet Binkley
Jon Michael Andre'
B: 1949-05-22
D: 2021-06-17
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Andre', Jon Michael
Roberta "Nanny" Baker Hefner
B: 1929-05-26
D: 2021-06-16
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Hefner, Roberta "Nanny" Baker
Ellon S. Schierbaum
B: 1937-11-04
D: 2021-06-15
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Schierbaum, Ellon S.
Tyler Joseph Bourgeois
B: 1990-08-07
D: 2021-06-15
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Bourgeois, Tyler Joseph
Robert "Bob" Joseph Wydock
B: 1958-11-13
D: 2021-06-14
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Wydock, Robert "Bob" Joseph
Sterling Arthur Reed
B: 1926-10-09
D: 2021-06-14
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Reed, Sterling Arthur
Jolinda Cooper
B: 1959-08-20
D: 2021-06-14
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Cooper, Jolinda
Donna Sue Taylor McAdams
B: 1947-02-02
D: 2021-06-14
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McAdams, Donna Sue Taylor
Thomas Shelton "Tom" Jackson
B: 1939-09-24
D: 2021-06-13
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Jackson, Thomas Shelton "Tom"
Jacob Robert Edwards
B: 1981-01-27
D: 2021-06-12
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Edwards, Jacob Robert
Lee Edward Fesko
B: 1944-10-28
D: 2021-06-11
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Fesko, Lee Edward
Evelyn Jean McCain
B: 1929-12-17
D: 2021-06-11
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McCain, Evelyn Jean
Joseph "Bud" Finley O'Bryan
B: 1931-09-18
D: 2021-06-11
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O'Bryan, Joseph "Bud" Finley
Lidiya Makarovna Lyubchenko
B: 1930-10-27
D: 2021-06-11
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Lyubchenko, Lidiya Makarovna
John Wesley Sweeney
B: 1937-10-01
D: 2021-06-11
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Sweeney, John Wesley
Margaret "Peggy" Teresa Rigsby
B: 1962-08-04
D: 2021-06-10
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Rigsby, Margaret "Peggy" Teresa
Connie Bennett Marlin
B: 1958-02-24
D: 2021-06-06
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Marlin, Connie Bennett

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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.