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Judy Moore
B: 1936-09-19
D: 2018-01-19
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Moore, Judy
Billy Rollins
B: 1934-05-07
D: 2018-01-14
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Rollins, Billy
Richard Starcher
B: 1960-09-22
D: 2018-01-10
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Starcher, Richard
Larry Myers
B: 1948-06-03
D: 2018-01-09
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Myers, Larry
Rome Morris
B: 1933-06-29
D: 2018-01-09
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Morris, Rome
Welda Jordan
B: 1934-11-18
D: 2018-01-06
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Jordan, Welda
Arden Carte
B: 1948-10-19
D: 2018-01-03
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Carte, Arden
Clifford Davis
B: 1932-07-11
D: 2017-12-31
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Davis, Clifford
Jimmie Martin
B: 1936-04-09
D: 2017-12-29
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Martin, Jimmie
Benjamin Holcomb
B: 1927-12-11
D: 2017-12-28
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Holcomb, Benjamin
Harold Moles
B: 1940-06-27
D: 2017-12-26
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Moles, Harold
Roy Peck
B: 1951-09-27
D: 2017-12-25
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Peck, Roy
Elsie Nary
B: 1927-05-18
D: 2017-12-23
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Nary, Elsie
Jennie Coutz
B: 1932-11-19
D: 2017-12-22
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Coutz, Jennie
Allen Young
B: 1958-09-10
D: 2017-12-20
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Young, Allen
Bonnie Blackwell
B: 1942-01-06
D: 2017-12-17
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Blackwell, Bonnie
Pastor Vincent Button
B: 1964-06-12
D: 2017-12-12
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Button, Pastor Vincent
Terry Qualls
B: 1952-03-01
D: 2017-12-11
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Qualls, Terry
Regina Barido
B: 1956-03-02
D: 2017-12-09
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Barido, Regina
Clayton Starcher
B: 1931-06-03
D: 2017-12-08
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Starcher, Clayton
Claude Slate
B: 1937-04-01
D: 2017-12-05
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Slate, Claude

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50 North Pinch Road
Elkview, WV 25071
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Jennie Coutz Jennie Coutz
In Memory of
Jennie Fay Coutz (Ohlinger)
1932 -
2017

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.