Obituaries

Santiago David Rodriguez-Rincon
B: 2013-02-18
D: 2019-02-20
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Rodriguez-Rincon, Santiago David
Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.) Robert Thornton "Bobby T." Ladd
B: 1931-06-26
D: 2019-02-20
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Ladd, Lt. Col. USMC (Ret.) Robert Thornton "Bobby T."
Joe Ray
B: 1935-00-00
D: 2019-02-19
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Ray, Joe
George Edward Wall
B: 1926-12-11
D: 2019-02-19
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Wall, George Edward
Randall Clay Plunkett
B: 1956-08-27
D: 2019-02-15
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Plunkett, Randall Clay
William Bryan Hedges
B: 2019-01-05
D: 2019-02-15
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Hedges, William Bryan
Andrea Whitley Luther
B: 1945-07-21
D: 2019-02-14
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Luther, Andrea Whitley
Daniel Stephen Vaughan
B: 2000-03-01
D: 2019-02-14
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Vaughan, Daniel Stephen
Jerry Milton Holcomb
B: 1941-09-17
D: 2019-02-14
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Holcomb, Jerry Milton
Logan Oakley Tomlin
B: 1929-05-04
D: 2019-02-13
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Tomlin, Logan Oakley
Lewis Irwin "Lew" Rashmir
B: 1925-12-27
D: 2019-02-13
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Rashmir, Lewis Irwin "Lew"
Lon Anderson Bouldin
B: 1969-10-15
D: 2019-02-12
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Bouldin, Lon Anderson
Michael Allan Lee
B: 1972-07-24
D: 2019-02-11
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Lee, Michael Allan
Harold Lynn "Hal" Greer, Jr.
B: 1957-04-30
D: 2019-02-10
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Greer, Jr., Harold Lynn "Hal"
Mr. Floyd "Paw" Milton Anderson
B: 1932-08-18
D: 2019-02-09
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Anderson, Mr. Floyd "Paw" Milton
Melvin Roger Hayes
B: 1943-10-01
D: 2019-02-08
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Hayes, Melvin Roger
Mary Earline Sparkman
B: 1928-05-21
D: 2019-02-08
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Sparkman, Mary Earline
James Patrick "Jim" Cochran
D: 2019-02-07
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Cochran, James Patrick "Jim"
William "Bill" Collins
B: 1948-02-29
D: 2019-02-07
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Collins, William "Bill"
Jerry Wayne Wise Sr.
B: 1953-00-00
D: 2019-02-06
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Wise Sr., Jerry Wayne
John Spence Drueke
B: 1941-08-09
D: 2019-02-06
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Drueke, John Spence

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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.