Obituaries

Mara Ella Crafton
B: 1928-05-19
D: 2019-04-16
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Crafton, Mara Ella
Evelyn Joyce Scruggs Vaughn
B: 1930-07-09
D: 2019-04-16
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Vaughn, Evelyn Joyce Scruggs
Charles Edward Hailey, Sr.
B: 1926-00-00
D: 2019-04-16
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Hailey, Sr., Charles Edward
Glenn Allen Carvell
B: 1935-10-02
D: 2019-04-15
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Carvell, Glenn Allen
William Floyd Reed
D: 2019-04-15
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Reed, William Floyd
William D. Holland Sr.
B: 1932-00-00
D: 2019-04-15
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Holland Sr., William D.
Eugene Rex Willlaims
B: 1937-06-27
D: 2019-04-14
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Willlaims, Eugene Rex
Jacqueline Crandall Davis
B: 1945-12-28
D: 2019-04-14
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Davis, Jacqueline Crandall
Marjorie Mae Peek
B: 1926-01-29
D: 2019-04-10
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Peek, Marjorie Mae
Gloria Aminta Parson
B: 1951-01-01
D: 2019-04-09
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Parson, Gloria Aminta
Douglas "Doug" Barkley Johnson
B: 1944-07-24
D: 2019-04-09
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Johnson, Douglas "Doug" Barkley
James Lewis "Jim" Beers
B: 1943-07-30
D: 2019-04-09
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Beers, James Lewis "Jim"
Jimmie Paul Reid
B: 1939-02-24
D: 2019-04-08
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Reid, Jimmie Paul
Oma "Charlene" Hornbuckle
B: 1965-11-04
D: 2019-04-07
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Hornbuckle, Oma "Charlene"
Kaitlyn Leeann Gibbs
D: 2019-04-06
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Gibbs, Kaitlyn Leeann
Thomas Dean Herron
B: 1951-11-03
D: 2019-04-05
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Herron, Thomas Dean
Van Lua Harris Payne
B: 1938-02-25
D: 2019-04-04
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Harris Payne, Van Lua
Betty Hillman Trondsen
B: 1935-07-03
D: 2019-04-04
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Trondsen, Betty Hillman
Larry Milton Reed
B: 1957-00-00
D: 2019-04-03
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Reed, Larry Milton
Lorene Holland Lumpkin
B: 1916-00-00
D: 2019-04-02
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Lumpkin, Lorene Holland
Tandy Eugene Roberts
B: 1957-11-29
D: 2019-04-01
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Roberts, Tandy Eugene

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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.