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Linda Link
B: 1949-10-05
D: 2019-07-19
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Link, Linda
Dorothy "Cissy" Hopping
B: 1963-11-02
D: 2019-07-18
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Hopping, Dorothy "Cissy"
Ruth Kennedy
B: 1927-05-26
D: 2019-07-18
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Kennedy, Ruth
Paul Bourbon, Sr.
B: 1956-01-12
D: 2019-07-17
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Bourbon, Sr., Paul
Myron Laramore
B: 1933-11-19
D: 2019-07-12
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Laramore, Myron
Steven Trokey
B: 1954-10-21
D: 2019-07-12
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Trokey, Steven
Orville Turner
B: 1937-10-28
D: 2019-07-09
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Turner, Orville
Robert Puckett
B: 1933-05-04
D: 2019-07-07
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Puckett, Robert
Lola Skaggs
B: 1938-07-01
D: 2019-06-23
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Skaggs, Lola
Geneva Conway
B: 1931-06-06
D: 2019-06-19
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Conway, Geneva
Brenda Sherman-King
B: 1952-02-21
D: 2019-06-14
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Sherman-King, Brenda
Irvin Drennen
B: 1933-03-13
D: 2019-06-12
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Drennen, Irvin
Phyllis Williams
B: 1963-12-13
D: 2019-06-05
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Williams, Phyllis
Earl Gillam
B: 1938-10-19
D: 2019-06-04
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Gillam, Earl
Timothy Yount
B: 1955-07-10
D: 2019-06-03
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Yount, Timothy
Raven Tom Smith
B: 1944-11-01
D: 2019-06-02
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Smith, Raven Tom
Scott Lewis
B: 1973-09-07
D: 2019-06-02
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Lewis , Scott
Barbara Britton-Walls
B: 1933-08-25
D: 2019-06-02
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Britton-Walls, Barbara
Janie Yount
B: 1935-06-16
D: 2019-05-24
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Yount, Janie
Charley Owens
B: 1936-02-16
D: 2019-05-24
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Owens, Charley
Deborah Chipman
B: 1955-02-08
D: 2019-05-24
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Chipman, Deborah

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You may not know exactly what you want to say in your Book of Memories™ condolence message. In fact, this may be the first time you've ever been faced with sharing your feelings or offering comforting words to someone who is grieving a loss. Whether it's the first time, or the fifth, we're here to offer some assistance. We've compiled some tips, and brought together a list of expressive words you can use in your condolences.

Tip #1: Be sincere. It's important to mean what you say, on the deepest emotional level. Yes, we know, "saying what you mean" can be harder - that's why we're here.

Tip #2: Keep it simple. You don't need to say much more than "I'm sorry for you loss," yet it's always wonderful to share a personal memory of their loved one, if you have one.

Tip #3: Don't tell them you know how they feel. Because you can't really know; even if you've endured the loss of a loved one in the past - your grief was yours, and this is theirs.

Tip #4: Share how you felt when you heard the news. Perhaps you were shocked, disbelieving, or deeply saddened. Let them know how the passing affected you personally.

Tip #5: Share Remind them that you will always hold the memory of their loved one close to you. It will be a comfort to them to know that their loved one will be remembered.

A Short List of Appropriate Phrases:

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
  • Please accept my condolences on the loss of your partner.
  • With deepest sympathy for your loss.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Please know our loving thoughts embrace you each and every day.
  • Thinking of you in these difficult times and sending you love.
  • With heartfelt condolences.
  • Wishing you comfort at this sorrowful time.
  • Sharing in your sorrow, thinking of you and wishing I could be there
  • to hold your hand.
  • May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead.
  • Hold tight to memories for comfort.
  • Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
  • As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Peace, prayers and blessings.
  • Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow.
  • You are in our prayers.
  • May your memories give you strength.
  • Remember that we love and care about you.
  • May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

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