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Ruth Ford
B: 1956-11-28
D: 2018-08-08
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Ford, Ruth
Pamela Ginn
B: 1958-03-18
D: 2018-08-07
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Ginn, Pamela
Leonard Terry
B: 1927-02-03
D: 2018-08-06
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Terry, Leonard
Donald Tomlinson
B: 1939-12-23
D: 2018-08-06
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Tomlinson, Donald
Waymon Billingsley
B: 1945-11-15
D: 2018-08-05
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Billingsley, Waymon
Regina George
B: 1960-06-21
D: 2018-08-04
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George, Regina
Cecil Earp
B: 1963-01-25
D: 2018-08-01
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Earp, Cecil
Joseph Recklitis
B: 1945-10-03
D: 2018-07-30
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Recklitis, Joseph
Charlene Mason
B: 1931-11-02
D: 2018-07-28
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Mason, Charlene
Sara Smith
B: 1940-05-19
D: 2018-07-27
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Smith, Sara
Ennis Bagwell
B: 1959-05-04
D: 2018-07-27
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Bagwell, Ennis
Paula Smitherman
B: 1947-09-28
D: 2018-07-26
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Smitherman, Paula
Kevin Reardon
B: 1951-02-27
D: 2018-07-26
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Reardon, Kevin
Eleanor Dangerfield
B: 1943-05-08
D: 2018-07-24
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Dangerfield, Eleanor
Blandina Mock
B: 1929-08-21
D: 2018-07-23
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Mock, Blandina
Ina McDonald
B: 1938-08-27
D: 2018-07-20
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McDonald, Ina
John Evans
B: 1941-07-10
D: 2018-07-19
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Evans, John
Sara Stinson
B: 1961-04-09
D: 2018-07-18
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Stinson, Sara
Joseph Robichaud
B: 1943-07-12
D: 2018-07-16
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Robichaud, Joseph
Inez Banister
B: 1919-06-14
D: 2018-07-14
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Banister, Inez
Thomas Starkey
B: 1949-04-29
D: 2018-07-13
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Starkey, Thomas

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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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