Obituaries

Dewey McClellan
B: 1977-12-19
D: 2017-11-19
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McClellan, Dewey
Sandra Faye Keeney
B: 1949-03-15
D: 2017-11-18
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Keeney, Sandra Faye
Nancy Blazer
B: 1923-09-06
D: 2017-11-17
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Blazer, Nancy
Evelyn Gifford
B: 1929-03-17
D: 2017-11-12
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Gifford, Evelyn
Willie Rutherford
B: 1943-06-14
D: 2017-11-11
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Rutherford, Willie
William Green
B: 1933-09-10
D: 2017-11-07
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Green, William
Emilia Bila
B: 1931-03-25
D: 2017-11-05
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Bila, Emilia
Cayson Bingham Wilson
B: 2017-09-18
D: 2017-11-05
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Bingham Wilson, Cayson
Etwell Jenkins
B: 1926-07-17
D: 2017-11-02
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Jenkins, Etwell
Betty Adams
B: 1928-02-14
D: 2017-11-01
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Adams, Betty
George Lillis
B: 1937-08-13
D: 2017-10-31
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Lillis, George
Kristy Williams
B: 1981-10-09
D: 2017-10-31
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Williams, Kristy
Susan Dunaway
B: 1955-02-09
D: 2017-10-28
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Dunaway, Susan
Anna Heddin
B: 1931-09-28
D: 2017-10-27
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Heddin, Anna
Ayden Washington
B: 2017-05-25
D: 2017-10-24
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Washington, Ayden
Stephanie Welch
B: 1974-06-25
D: 2017-10-19
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Welch, Stephanie
Leah Dowd
B: 1986-09-19
D: 2017-10-17
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Dowd, Leah
Ellen Scobey
B: 1931-01-19
D: 2017-10-16
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Scobey, Ellen
Bronston Ward
B: 1931-01-17
D: 2017-10-12
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Ward, Bronston
Joanne Shupp
B: 1944-08-08
D: 2017-10-10
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Shupp, Joanne
Wade Montgomery
B: 1950-07-22
D: 2017-09-30
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Montgomery, Wade

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 Understanding and working through grief is hard work. It takes both courage and hard work to successfully adapt to the loss of a significant person in your life.

 

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In What Doesn't Kill Us: the New Psychology of Posttraumatic Growth, Dr. Stephen Joseph identifies what he calls six signposts to facilitate posttraumatic growth. He reminds readers too that "posttraumatic growth does not imply the absence of emotional distress and difficulties in living. It does imply that it is possible through the struggle to come out on the other side, stronger and more philosophical about life."

Before identifying these six signposts, Dr. Joseph reminds his readers of three very important things:

  • You are not on your own
  • Trauma is a normal and natural process
  • Growth is a journey

He also provides a fundamental rule: don't do anything you might not be able to handle now. "If you experience intense emotions, become physically upset, or begin to panic...stop." He gently reminds readers that "having a sense of personal control over your recovery is important. There might be some things you do not feel ready to handle now, but in time, as you discover new strength and develop new coping skills, this will likely change."

Sign Post #1: Taking Stock
Are you physically well? Are you getting enough sleep and eating the right foods for optimum health? Have you received the kind of medical, legal, or psychological help you need? What is your current condition: physically, spiritually, and emotionally?

Sign Post #2: Harvesting Hope
People traumatized by loss often feel hopeless. It's hard to get up in the morning and thinking about the future sparks pessimism and negativity. Find inspiration in the stories of personal growth written by others; set goals and practice hope as you set out to achieve them.

Sign Post #3: Re-Authoring
Learn to tell your story differently. Take the victim mentality out of the story of loss you tell yourself and others and replace it with the word survivor to return to a sense of control over your life.

Sign Post #4: Identifying Change
Keeping a daily diary can help you to see the small changes within more easily. You can also track those moments when you feel at your best and identify the conditions that brought them about. Identify and nurture the positive changes in your life throughout your bereavement journey.

Sign Post #5: Valuing Change
Review these changes, identifying the ones that you'd like to continue to nurture. Personal transformation requires it. Growth is encouraged when we take time to think about what we have gained from loved ones and when we find a way to use what we have learned to give to others.

Sign Post #6: Expressing Change in Action
Express your growth in new behaviors or, more simply, put your growth into action. When you think in terms of concrete actions, it helps make the growth experienced within your bereavement real to you.
 

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