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James Hunley
B: 1945-03-22
D: 2016-08-23
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Hunley, James
Joseph Stevenson
D: 2016-08-23
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Stevenson, Joseph
Margaret Koss
B: 1946-10-13
D: 2016-08-22
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Koss, Margaret
Shambre Showell
D: 2016-08-22
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Showell, Shambre
Ethel Gray
D: 2016-08-21
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Gray, Ethel
Scottie White
D: 2016-08-21
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White, Scottie
Aaron Cook
D: 2016-08-20
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Cook, Aaron
Victoria Wright
B: 1962-05-02
D: 2016-08-18
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Wright, Victoria
Denise Hey
D: 2016-08-17
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Hey, Denise
Emily Dorsey
B: 1939-09-08
D: 2016-08-17
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Dorsey, Emily
Alexander Hall
B: 1982-06-27
D: 2016-08-17
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Hall, Alexander
Grace Marlin
D: 2016-08-17
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Marlin, Grace
Azriel Wright
B: 2015-11-23
D: 2016-08-17
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Wright, Azriel
Granville Barrett
D: 2016-08-17
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Barrett, Granville
Francisco Medina
B: 1936-12-24
D: 2016-08-16
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Medina, Francisco
Sybil Brooks
B: 1963-06-20
D: 2016-08-16
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Brooks, Sybil
Michael Grassano
B: 1933-05-27
D: 2016-08-15
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Grassano, Michael
Willis Duckery
B: 1959-05-04
D: 2016-08-15
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Duckery, Willis
Charles Adkins
B: 1946-12-23
D: 2016-08-14
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Adkins, Charles
Jacob Macer
B: 1922-01-20
D: 2016-08-14
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Macer, Jacob
James Heaphy
D: 2016-08-13
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Heaphy, James

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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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