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Cora Floyd
B: 1956-05-18
D: 2017-05-18
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Floyd, Cora
Thomas Trichel
B: 1936-07-03
D: 2017-05-17
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Trichel, Thomas
Jessie Allin
B: 1984-08-13
D: 2017-05-14
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Allin, Jessie
Billy "Bill" Austin
B: 1931-03-21
D: 2017-05-12
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Austin, Billy "Bill"
Albert Neal
D: 2017-05-12
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Neal, Albert
John Burkett
B: 1946-08-11
D: 2017-05-11
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Burkett, John
Juanita Thompson
B: 1944-11-21
D: 2017-05-11
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Thompson, Juanita
Scott Green
B: 1964-08-02
D: 2017-05-10
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Green, Scott
Johnnie Oxner
B: 1938-04-04
D: 2017-05-07
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Oxner, Johnnie
Edward Allen
B: 1997-04-02
D: 2017-05-04
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Allen, Edward
William Miles
B: 1961-09-20
D: 2017-05-01
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Miles, William
Lucy Walker
B: 1937-10-21
D: 2017-04-30
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Walker, Lucy
Ann Stennett
B: 1922-01-30
D: 2017-04-29
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Stennett, Ann
Karen Knight
B: 1958-08-29
D: 2017-04-29
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Knight, Karen
Kelly Worthington
B: 1978-01-27
D: 2017-04-29
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Worthington, Kelly
Carolyn Perdue
B: 1961-12-28
D: 2017-04-27
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Perdue, Carolyn
James Ridings
B: 1941-09-03
D: 2017-04-26
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Ridings, James
Lester Langley
B: 1943-05-02
D: 2017-04-24
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Langley, Lester
Tony McGough
B: 1942-11-19
D: 2017-04-24
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McGough, Tony
Thomas McKaskle
B: 1956-12-07
D: 2017-04-23
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McKaskle, Thomas
Billye Graham
B: 1938-09-29
D: 2017-04-22
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Graham, Billye

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Tips on Writing a Message of Condolence

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.

After writing and posting a message of condolence to the family, you may also wish to make a memorial donation as a tribute to their loved one, or send flowers to the family home or memorial service. However you choose to express your concern and pay tribute, please know this: it will be deeply appreciated.