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Ormand Sanders
B: 1930-03-12
D: 2019-06-14
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Sanders, Ormand
Mildred Hunt
B: 1934-12-05
D: 2019-06-09
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Hunt, Mildred
Bertha Bush
B: 1932-02-14
D: 2019-06-09
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Bush, Bertha
Zula Verle (Methvin) LaFarra
B: 1927-06-18
D: 2019-06-08
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LaFarra, Zula Verle (Methvin)
Frederick Cooper
B: 1936-04-28
D: 2019-06-06
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Cooper, Frederick
Charles Hicks
B: 1936-02-25
D: 2019-06-04
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Hicks, Charles
Sherman Robnolt
B: 1934-07-06
D: 2019-05-29
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Robnolt, Sherman
Carl William "Willie" Brown
B: 1961-01-05
D: 2019-05-27
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Brown, Carl William "Willie"
Gilmer Whittington
B: 1938-03-10
D: 2019-05-16
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Whittington, Gilmer
Edward "Eddie" Sims
B: 1941-01-22
D: 2019-05-12
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Sims, Edward "Eddie"
William Bennett
B: 1939-10-27
D: 2019-05-11
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Bennett, William
Geneva Tipps
B: 1950-09-17
D: 2019-05-11
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Tipps, Geneva
Regina Bell
B: 1973-01-30
D: 2019-04-30
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Bell, Regina
Robert Robertson
B: 1944-03-22
D: 2019-04-28
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Robertson, Robert
Sammuel Reaves
B: 1994-11-20
D: 2019-04-26
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Reaves, Sammuel
Peggy Markham
B: 1931-05-26
D: 2019-04-21
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Markham, Peggy
Mary Steinheil
B: 1921-03-24
D: 2019-04-18
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Steinheil, Mary
Corine Wilcox
B: 1919-12-04
D: 2019-03-29
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Wilcox, Corine
Kathryn Hawkins
B: 1941-03-03
D: 2019-03-25
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Hawkins, Kathryn
Mae Sawyer
B: 1927-04-20
D: 2019-03-19
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Sawyer, Mae
Vernon Donley
B: 1933-08-22
D: 2019-03-16
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Donley, Vernon

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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.

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.