Obituaries

Dr. Thomas "T.K." Kelton Jones
B: 1935-00-00
D: 2020-03-30
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Jones, Dr. Thomas "T.K." Kelton
Rev. Judy Gatlin Warren
B: 1946-09-18
D: 2020-03-30
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Warren, Rev. Judy Gatlin
Barbara "Annette" McCord Davis
B: 1941-06-17
D: 2020-03-29
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Davis, Barbara "Annette" McCord
Melanie Rhea Mayes
D: 2020-03-27
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Mayes, Melanie Rhea
Carl Sylvis
B: 1941-00-00
D: 2020-03-27
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Sylvis, Carl
George Michael "Mike" Smith
B: 1951-09-05
D: 2020-03-26
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Smith, George Michael "Mike"
Jessie Edward "Jess" Crawford
B: 1923-04-16
D: 2020-03-25
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Crawford, Jessie Edward "Jess"
Olivia Lynn Sawyer McGaugh
B: 1962-10-14
D: 2020-03-25
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McGaugh, Olivia Lynn Sawyer
David Thomas "Tom" Valentine
B: 1948-01-10
D: 2020-03-25
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Valentine, David Thomas "Tom"
Dorothy Louise Johnson
B: 1925-04-22
D: 2020-03-25
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Johnson, Dorothy Louise
Annie Hazel Scott
B: 1931-08-28
D: 2020-03-24
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Scott, Annie Hazel
Sandra Dee Mangrum Crafton
B: 1962-08-29
D: 2020-03-24
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Crafton, Sandra Dee Mangrum
Elizabeth "Libby" Louise Marley
B: 1952-07-18
D: 2020-03-24
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Marley, Elizabeth "Libby" Louise
Clara Julia Duvall
B: 1928-02-11
D: 2020-03-23
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Duvall, Clara Julia
Edward Allen Morgan
B: 1936-06-08
D: 2020-03-19
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Morgan, Edward Allen
Roy David “Dave” Haines
D: 2020-03-19
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Haines, Roy David “Dave”
Gail Crabtree Hemby
B: 1953-01-01
D: 2020-03-17
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Hemby, Gail Crabtree
Henry Rochus "Hank" Beyke
B: 1935-03-13
D: 2020-03-17
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Beyke, Henry Rochus "Hank"
Joyce Greeson Kittle
B: 1959-12-08
D: 2020-03-17
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Kittle, Joyce Greeson
Nancy Ann Wray Byrd
B: 1944-02-07
D: 2020-03-17
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Byrd, Nancy Ann Wray
Robert Louis Kibler
D: 2020-03-16
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Kibler, Robert Louis

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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.