Obituaries

Rebekah Nichole Thorpe
B: 1997-05-02
D: 2021-07-29
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Thorpe, Rebekah Nichole
John Brian Taylor
B: 1972-11-25
D: 2021-07-28
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Taylor, John Brian
Adam Kenneth Mangrum
B: 1996-07-24
D: 2021-07-27
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Mangrum, Adam Kenneth
Derek Andrew Dedakis
B: 1992-09-28
D: 2021-07-25
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Dedakis, Derek Andrew
O'Etta Ann Dennis
B: 1942-06-15
D: 2021-07-23
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Dennis, O'Etta Ann
Charles T. "Chuck" Crossnoe
B: 1940-09-26
D: 2021-07-23
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Crossnoe, Charles T. "Chuck"
Roy Wayne Green
B: 1960-02-23
D: 2021-07-23
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Green, Roy Wayne
Brian Adam Aday
B: 1978-10-31
D: 2021-07-23
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Aday, Brian Adam
Robert J. Ivey
B: 1936-06-28
D: 2021-07-22
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Ivey, Robert J.
Evan Andrew Hughes
B: 1962-10-11
D: 2021-07-22
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Hughes, Evan Andrew
RoseMary Micsak
B: 1929-04-21
D: 2021-07-21
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Micsak, RoseMary
Sandra Elaine Shorter Sanders
B: 1944-08-07
D: 2021-07-18
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Sanders, Sandra Elaine Shorter
Larry M. Cognata
B: 1933-10-17
D: 2021-07-18
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Cognata, Larry M.
Gary Swinton Madison
B: 1941-01-18
D: 2021-07-18
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Madison, Gary Swinton
Ernestine Beasley Wade
B: 1926-04-27
D: 2021-07-17
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Wade, Ernestine Beasley
Izella King
B: 1950-06-07
D: 2021-07-17
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King, Izella
Peggy Ann Underwood Hooper
B: 1937-01-27
D: 2021-07-17
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Hooper, Peggy Ann Underwood
Michael Kevin Green
B: 1938-09-07
D: 2021-07-16
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Green, Michael Kevin
Leonard Conrad Pewitt
B: 1929-08-19
D: 2021-07-15
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Pewitt, Leonard Conrad
Sherman "Mark" Phillips, Jr.
B: 1956-06-15
D: 2021-07-15
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Phillips, Jr., Sherman "Mark"
Wayne Bradley "Brad" Gearheart
B: 1980-08-30
D: 2021-07-15
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Gearheart, Wayne Bradley "Brad"

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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.