Obituaries

Marion Williams
B: 1930-11-21
D: 2018-10-03
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Williams, Marion
Helen Hays
B: 1918-01-10
D: 2018-10-01
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Hays, Helen
Esther Manees
B: 1918-06-14
D: 2018-09-29
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Manees, Esther
James Morgan
B: 1928-10-05
D: 2018-09-23
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Morgan, James
Bonnie Reaves
B: 1928-12-16
D: 2018-09-21
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Reaves, Bonnie
Clyde Griffing, Jr.
B: 1950-12-05
D: 2018-09-20
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Griffing, Jr., Clyde
William (Billie) Seamans
B: 1921-05-22
D: 2018-09-16
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Seamans, William (Billie)
Barbara Morgan
B: 1971-04-16
D: 2018-09-13
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Morgan, Barbara
Bobby Sadler
B: 1937-04-02
D: 2018-09-12
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Sadler, Bobby
Virginia "Jean" Morris
B: 1933-06-28
D: 2018-09-12
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Morris, Virginia "Jean"
Jordan Robinson
B: 1940-12-07
D: 2018-09-04
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Robinson, Jordan
Parker Gill
B: 1998-04-20
D: 2018-08-29
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Gill, Parker
Edith Martin
B: 1929-01-28
D: 2018-08-24
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Martin, Edith
Marcia Oliver
B: 1945-03-24
D: 2018-08-16
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Oliver, Marcia
Glendon (Glen) Harris
B: 1936-06-13
D: 2018-08-02
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Harris, Glendon (Glen)
Clinton Mote
B: 1960-12-22
D: 2018-08-02
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Mote, Clinton
Darren Gill
B: 1966-05-27
D: 2018-07-26
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Gill, Darren
Jasper Herren, III
B: 1948-04-27
D: 2018-07-17
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Herren, III, Jasper
Mattie Ricks
B: 1940-02-25
D: 2018-07-09
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Ricks, Mattie
Charles Van Ness
B: 1931-04-02
D: 2018-07-05
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Van Ness, Charles
Bonnie Nolan
B: 1926-09-20
D: 2018-07-05
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Nolan, Bonnie

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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.