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Franklin Coleman
D: 2017-01-18
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Coleman, Franklin
Diane Soper
D: 2017-01-18
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Soper, Diane
Ernest Reed
D: 2017-01-17
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Reed, Ernest
Barbara Dorsey
B: 1937-05-10
D: 2017-01-15
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Dorsey, Barbara
William Benson
B: 1964-09-23
D: 2017-01-15
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Benson, William
Jerry Tingle
D: 2017-01-14
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Tingle, Jerry
Gerald Brown
B: 1961-06-09
D: 2017-01-14
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Brown, Gerald
Alton Brown
B: 1954-11-08
D: 2017-01-13
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Brown, Alton
Elizabeth Powell
B: 1934-03-15
D: 2017-01-13
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Powell, Elizabeth
Teresa Fox
D: 2017-01-12
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Fox, Teresa
Christine Vinson
B: 1953-12-04
D: 2017-01-12
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Vinson , Christine
Gregory Banks
B: 1947-05-16
D: 2017-01-11
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Banks, Gregory
Bernadine Harris
B: 1971-12-08
D: 2017-01-09
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Harris, Bernadine
Elmer Jackson
B: 1929-07-01
D: 2017-01-09
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Jackson, Elmer
James Smith
B: 1935-02-21
D: 2017-01-08
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Smith, James
Andrew Mcknight
B: 1943-02-18
D: 2017-01-08
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Mcknight, Andrew
Howard Mitchell
B: 1945-07-05
D: 2017-01-07
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Mitchell, Howard
James Brown
B: 1944-08-06
D: 2017-01-07
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Brown, James
Schelita McFadden
B: 1962-04-12
D: 2017-01-07
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McFadden, Schelita
Anthony Benson
B: 1957-04-15
D: 2017-01-06
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Benson, Anthony
Martha Horsey
B: 1917-01-03
D: 2017-01-06
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Horsey, Martha

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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. And 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.

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