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Helen Harris
B: 1932-06-06
D: 2018-04-22
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Harris, Helen
Ruby Hall
B: 1923-08-08
D: 2018-04-21
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Hall, Ruby
Wanda Harper
B: 1951-02-19
D: 2018-04-21
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Harper, Wanda
Jim Pauley
B: 1953-11-20
D: 2018-04-21
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Pauley, Jim
Gerald Hugh Newhouse
B: 1930-10-31
D: 2018-04-19
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Newhouse, Gerald Hugh
James Hutchinson
B: 1930-11-15
D: 2018-04-16
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Hutchinson, James
Vincent Mullins
B: 1946-09-13
D: 2018-04-14
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Mullins, Vincent
Richard Byrd
B: 1928-03-15
D: 2018-04-10
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Byrd, Richard
Garnet "Mike" Naylor
B: 1927-12-23
D: 2018-04-07
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Naylor, Garnet "Mike"
Tammy Yates
B: 1970-02-14
D: 2018-04-04
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Yates, Tammy
Bette Caroline Olson Burdette
B: 1927-11-08
D: 2018-04-03
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Burdette, Bette Caroline Olson
Richard Westfall
B: 1955-09-17
D: 2018-04-03
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Westfall, Richard
Mary Litton
B: 0000-04-19
D: 2018-04-03
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Litton, Mary
Keith Stricklen
B: 1942-08-27
D: 2018-04-01
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Stricklen, Keith
Connie Morris
B: 1949-04-10
D: 2018-03-31
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Morris, Connie
Rev. Hubert Woods
B: 1927-06-28
D: 2018-03-29
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Woods, Rev. Hubert
Barbara Surbaugh
B: 1940-10-15
D: 2018-03-28
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Surbaugh, Barbara
Lewis Summers
B: 1941-05-28
D: 2018-03-23
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Summers, Lewis
William "Bill" Shaffer
B: 1944-11-01
D: 2018-03-23
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Shaffer, William "Bill"
Golma Prunty
D: 2018-03-21
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Prunty, Golma
Brenda Moles
B: 1957-09-12
D: 2018-03-21
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Moles, Brenda

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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.