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Lewis Cleo Jones
D: 2019-04-24
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Jones, Lewis Cleo
David Gilles
B: 1930-06-06
D: 2019-04-23
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Gilles, David
Lucy Lorene Lemley Welden
B: 1934-02-20
D: 2019-04-23
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Welden, Lucy Lorene Lemley
Cheryl Lynn Harbison Bailey
B: 1953-12-07
D: 2019-04-22
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Bailey, Cheryl Lynn Harbison
Maria America Argudo Romero
B: 1928-06-16
D: 2019-04-22
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Argudo Romero, Maria America
Bobby Lance Gish
B: 1941-07-06
D: 2019-04-22
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Gish, Bobby Lance
James Ray Ward
B: 1949-11-13
D: 2019-04-21
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Ward, James Ray
Kenneth B. Harmon
B: 1934-03-26
D: 2019-04-20
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Harmon, Kenneth B.
Jane M. Haugh
B: 1926-03-10
D: 2019-04-20
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Haugh, Jane M.
Emery "Rocky" Jones
B: 1954-00-00
D: 2019-04-19
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Jones, Emery "Rocky"
Joseph Henry Lewis
B: 1938-10-09
D: 2019-04-19
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Lewis, Joseph Henry
Delores Evelyn Cecil Ratcliff
B: 1935-06-21
D: 2019-04-18
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Ratcliff, Delores Evelyn Cecil
Mara Ella Crafton
B: 1928-05-19
D: 2019-04-16
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Crafton, Mara Ella
Evelyn Joyce Scruggs Vaughn
B: 1930-07-09
D: 2019-04-16
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Vaughn, Evelyn Joyce Scruggs
Charles Edward Hailey, Sr.
B: 1926-00-00
D: 2019-04-16
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Hailey, Sr., Charles Edward
Glenn Allen Carvell
B: 1935-10-02
D: 2019-04-15
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Carvell, Glenn Allen
William Floyd Reed
D: 2019-04-15
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Reed, William Floyd
William D. Holland Sr.
B: 1932-00-00
D: 2019-04-15
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Holland Sr., William D.
Eugene Rex Willlaims
B: 1937-06-27
D: 2019-04-14
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Willlaims, Eugene Rex
Jacqueline Crandall Davis
B: 1945-12-28
D: 2019-04-14
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Davis, Jacqueline Crandall
Marjorie Mae Peek
B: 1926-01-29
D: 2019-04-10
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Peek, Marjorie Mae

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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.