Obituaries

Angus Logan Hunter
B: 1947-08-03
D: 2019-01-11
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Hunter, Angus Logan
William Andrew Ellenburg
B: 1941-03-23
D: 2019-01-11
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Ellenburg, William Andrew
Cora Sue Chastain Dixon
B: 1946-06-13
D: 2019-01-08
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Chastain Dixon, Cora Sue
Patricia Eyvonne Elrod Loudermilk
B: 1953-04-13
D: 2019-01-08
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Elrod Loudermilk, Patricia Eyvonne
Perry James Terrell
B: 1961-02-02
D: 2019-01-03
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Terrell, Perry James
Mary Frances Garrett Nation
B: 1932-12-17
D: 2019-01-01
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Nation, Mary Frances Garrett
Winifred Swingle
B: 1926-05-18
D: 2018-12-31
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Swingle, Winifred
Miriam Whitmire Bentley
B: 1920-04-17
D: 2018-12-28
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Bentley, Miriam Whitmire
Stevie Michael Caudell
B: 1958-06-15
D: 2018-12-27
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Caudell, Stevie Michael
Tony Hall
B: 1946-06-15
D: 2018-12-27
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Hall, Tony
RICHARD JAMES RENSING,
B: 1944-10-18
D: 2018-12-27
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RENSING, , RICHARD JAMES
Teresa Colvin
B: 1968-02-08
D: 2018-12-27
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Colvin, Teresa
Elois Florence Franklin Tench
B: 1925-03-08
D: 2018-12-25
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Tench, Elois Florence Franklin
Carolyn Bowen Bellamy
B: 1942-08-02
D: 2018-12-25
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Bellamy, Carolyn Bowen
Nancy Jo Hinton Dalton
B: 1947-07-14
D: 2018-12-21
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Dalton, Nancy Jo Hinton
Laura Beasley Ramey
B: 1951-08-20
D: 2018-12-20
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Ramey, Laura Beasley
Claudia Mae Davis Daniels
B: 1955-12-05
D: 2018-12-18
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Daniels, Claudia Mae Davis
Betty Jean Funk
B: 1929-07-06
D: 2018-12-17
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Funk, Betty Jean
Sherrye Lanette Blakely Hamilton
B: 1955-05-03
D: 2018-12-16
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Hamilton, Sherrye Lanette Blakely
Lewis Brock
B: 1944-10-12
D: 2018-12-16
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Brock, Lewis
Clara Sue Jachode
B: 1942-02-22
D: 2018-12-16
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Jachode, Clara Sue

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Seeking Guidance: Grief Counseling

Seeking Guidance: Grief Counseling

The 1969 publication of what was to become a landmark book, On Death and Dying, written by Elizabeth Kubler-Ross changed the way we looked at grief. She described five stage of grieving: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance–stages which became the foundation of our understanding of the experience of grief for decades.

But later research has shown that we cope with grief not in linear or cyclical stages, but in a back-and-forth process which moves between the experience of sadness, anger, yearning, or crying; and the experience of feeling joy or contentment. This is almost a “safety valve”, giving the bereaved a period of rest in dealing with their grief.

Grief is, you see, work. And it seems the body intuitively knows that such hard work requires periods of rest.  This natural back-and-forth process helps us to achieve the four essential tasks in grieving:

1. To accept the reality of the loss

2. To work through to the pain of grief

3. To adjust to an environment in which the deceased is missing

4. To emotionally relocate the deceased and move on with life

But what if you get stuck? Perhaps you can’t accept this new reality; or maybe working through the pain of grief is wearing you down. That’s when a qualified grief counselor can help.

We are pleased to provide bereavement services for the families we serve. In addition, we have many community-based resources we can recommend to you. For more information, please feel free to ask us at the funeral home, or contact us here.

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