Obituaries

Mary Ellen Tyree
B: 1920-01-04
D: 2018-09-25
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Tyree, Mary Ellen
Mary Williams
B: 1927-02-20
D: 2018-09-20
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Williams, Mary
Marion Nicely
B: 2019-12-10
D: 2018-09-20
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Nicely, Marion
Mary Hoke
B: 1921-01-16
D: 2018-09-18
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Hoke, Mary
Marcia Wham
B: 1945-03-25
D: 2018-09-15
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Wham, Marcia
Robert Monroe
B: 1933-02-10
D: 2018-09-13
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Monroe, Robert
Carl Little
B: 1944-09-26
D: 2018-09-07
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Little, Carl
Frederick Paxton
B: 1932-01-03
D: 2018-09-03
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Paxton, Frederick
Benjamin Clark
B: 1929-11-06
D: 2018-09-01
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Clark, Benjamin
William Snead
B: 1964-02-21
D: 2018-08-27
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Snead, William
Kimberly McCoy
B: 1968-05-27
D: 2018-08-26
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McCoy, Kimberly
Katherine Taylor
B: 1936-05-05
D: 2018-08-24
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Taylor, Katherine
Larry Brown
B: 1942-08-19
D: 2018-08-23
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Brown, Larry
Billy Gladwell
B: 1948-12-05
D: 2018-08-19
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Gladwell, Billy
David Tyree
B: 1946-12-13
D: 2018-08-14
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Tyree, David
Doris Nicely
B: 1935-04-29
D: 2018-08-09
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Nicely, Doris
Catherine Tucker
B: 1954-02-05
D: 2018-08-07
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Tucker, Catherine
Peter Nicely
B: 1955-09-05
D: 2018-08-05
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Nicely, Peter
John Robinson
B: 1922-02-09
D: 2018-08-05
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Robinson, John
Jerry Lipes
B: 1950-03-14
D: 2018-08-04
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Lipes, Jerry
Ruby Murphy
B: 1924-08-05
D: 2018-08-03
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Murphy, Ruby

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Who You Should Call First

It really depends on how and where the death occurred. Where a death has been anticipated, call your attending physician.

If the death is unexpected, call emergency services first. If there are no emergency services or doctor available in your area, or you are concerned or uncertain about the circumstances surrounding a death, contact your local coroner’s office or the Office of the Chief Coroner.

The other first calls you should make include:

1. The funeral home
2. Immediate family members
3. Employers
4. Your Pastor
5. Your close friends

When you think about it, these calls are being made for two distinct reasons:

  • To notify the authorities and obtain assistance in dealing with the body
  • To notify the social circle, and gather family and friends together for support

Naturally the first of those reasons takes priority, because it is your responsibility to care for your loved one. In fact, we think of this as one of the final acts of love that you can take. Placing their body in the care of professionals can be a relief, and will give you the space to make those calls involved in the second category of outreach: the purely social notifications that will surround you with support.

The death of a loved one can make us feel numb and ineffective. If this is the case for you, and you'd like additional advice about who to call, and when, reach out to us. We’ll be pleased to be your ally during this difficult time.