Obituaries

Joe Berry Butler
B: 1932-08-13
D: 2020-01-16
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Butler, Joe Berry
Elizabeth "Jean" Bell
B: 1934-01-27
D: 2020-01-16
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Bell, Elizabeth "Jean"
James Edward "Ed" Baugh
B: 1939-07-31
D: 2020-01-14
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Baugh, James Edward "Ed"
Imogene Ross
B: 1922-06-21
D: 2020-01-13
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Ross, Imogene
Krishna Vadlamudi
B: 1947-07-15
D: 2020-01-13
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Vadlamudi, Krishna
Helen Marian Marlin Paris
B: 1934-11-24
D: 2020-01-12
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Paris, Helen Marian Marlin
Horace Thomas Johnson, Sr.
B: 1949-05-02
D: 2020-01-12
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Johnson, Sr., Horace Thomas
Reverend Henderson Goins Jr.
B: 1929-00-00
D: 2020-01-11
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Goins Jr., Reverend Henderson
James Leon Johnson
B: 1954-09-18
D: 2020-01-10
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Johnson, James Leon
Margaret Jane Hood Chunn
B: 1952-06-25
D: 2020-01-10
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Chunn, Margaret Jane Hood
Jack Scott Harrower
B: 1947-01-01
D: 2020-01-10
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Harrower, Jack Scott
Ann Arnold Goodridge
B: 1932-11-10
D: 2020-01-09
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Goodridge, Ann Arnold
William "Bill" George Field
B: 1946-05-15
D: 2020-01-09
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Field, William "Bill" George
Ann Irene Davis Crowell
B: 1929-09-08
D: 2020-01-07
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Crowell, Ann Irene Davis
Anthony John Cappadona
D: 2020-01-07
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Cappadona, Anthony John
Roger Dale Williams
D: 2020-01-05
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Williams, Roger Dale
William Thomas "Piss Willie" Crafton
B: 1948-05-20
D: 2020-01-04
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Crafton, William Thomas "Piss Willie"
Susan Anne Conley
B: 1945-04-13
D: 2020-01-04
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Conley, Susan Anne
Raymond Edwin Ragsdale
B: 1932-09-12
D: 2020-01-03
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Ragsdale, Raymond Edwin
Thomas Keith “Tom” Clark
B: 1951-00-00
D: 2020-01-01
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Clark, Thomas Keith “Tom”
Mildred Faye Hoover
B: 1957-03-07
D: 2020-01-01
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Hoover, Mildred Faye

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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.