Obituaries

Craig Alan Wales
B: 1955-08-17
D: 2020-10-20
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Wales, Craig Alan
Dorothy Wray Davis
B: 1932-04-25
D: 2020-10-19
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Davis, Dorothy Wray
Peter Leo Breingan
D: 2020-10-17
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Breingan, Peter Leo
Edward Theodore "Ted" Hood, Sr.
B: 1945-11-12
D: 2020-10-17
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Hood, Sr., Edward Theodore "Ted"
Matthew Keith "Matt" Barnett
D: 2020-10-16
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Barnett, Matthew Keith "Matt"
Henry Derthick
B: 1932-10-10
D: 2020-10-15
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Derthick, Henry
Calvin Griggs
B: 1942-11-01
D: 2020-10-15
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Griggs, Calvin
Wade Edward Dunham
B: 1971-12-13
D: 2020-10-15
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Dunham, Wade Edward
Evelyn Williams
B: 1932-06-29
D: 2020-10-14
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Williams, Evelyn
Randy Lee Rader
B: 1957-03-15
D: 2020-10-14
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Rader, Randy Lee
Vito Ricciardi
B: 1931-05-21
D: 2020-10-13
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Ricciardi, Vito
Talmadge Williams
B: 1933-12-24
D: 2020-10-13
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Williams, Talmadge
Mary Jane Pendergrass
B: 1955-03-16
D: 2020-10-12
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Pendergrass, Mary Jane
Betty Jean Bryant Hill Hassell
B: 1930-12-28
D: 2020-10-11
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Hassell, Betty Jean Bryant Hill
Dustin Lee Reed
B: 1995-10-20
D: 2020-10-11
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Reed, Dustin Lee
David Alfred Fryer
B: 1926-06-13
D: 2020-10-11
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Fryer, David Alfred
Kathy Sue Smardak
B: 1959-11-24
D: 2020-10-11
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Smardak, Kathy Sue
Margaret Taylor Casey
B: 1927-10-04
D: 2020-10-10
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Casey, Margaret Taylor
Bettie Neilson Grice
B: 1954-03-18
D: 2020-10-10
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Grice, Bettie Neilson
Mary Thomas Johnson Arnold
B: 1940-08-05
D: 2020-10-10
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Arnold, Mary Thomas Johnson
James Ray Elliott
B: 1948-04-13
D: 2020-10-09
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Elliott, James Ray

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The Grieving Process

When we experience a major loss, grief is the normal and natural way our mind and body react. Everyone grieves differently. And at the same time there are common patterns people tend to share.

For example, someone experiencing grief usually moves through a series of emotional stages such as shock, numbness, guilt, anger, and denial. Physical responses are typical also. They can include: sleeplessness, inability to eat or concentrate, lack of energy, and lack of interest in activities previously enjoyed.

Time always plays an important role in the grieving process. As the days, weeks and months go by, the person who is experiencing loss moves through emotional and physical reactions that normally lead toward acceptance, healing and getting on with life as fully as possible.

Sometimes a person can become overwhelmed or bogged down in the grieving process. Serious losses are never easy to deal with, but someone who is having trouble beginning to actively re-engage in life after a few months should consider getting professional help. For example, if continual depression or physical symptoms such as loss of appetite, inability to sleep, or chronic lack of energy persists, it is probably time to see a doctor.