Obituaries

Joshua Robert Patrick
B: 1979-02-07
D: 2019-01-13
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Patrick, Joshua Robert
Ronald Dean Alexander
B: 1948-05-01
D: 2019-01-13
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Alexander, Ronald Dean
Jeannine Canaan Rose
B: 1957-09-27
D: 2019-01-13
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Rose, Jeannine Canaan
James Winfred Coleman
B: 1933-07-14
D: 2019-01-13
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Coleman, James Winfred
Taylor Lamar Cook
B: 1939-00-00
D: 2019-01-12
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Cook, Taylor Lamar
Robert Lucien "Bob" Smith Jr.
B: 1933-00-00
D: 2019-01-12
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Smith Jr., Robert Lucien "Bob"
Linda Ann Fritz
B: 1946-00-00
D: 2019-01-12
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Fritz, Linda Ann
James Junior Scott
B: 1932-05-01
D: 2019-01-11
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Scott, James Junior
Kimberly Ann Bennett
B: 1970-12-08
D: 2019-01-11
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Bennett, Kimberly Ann
Michael Andrew Rice
B: 1951-07-30
D: 2019-01-11
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Rice, Michael Andrew
Virginia Fontanella
B: 1952-05-27
D: 2019-01-11
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Fontanella, Virginia
Alison Michelle (Ball) Wauford
B: 1978-12-06
D: 2019-01-10
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(Ball) Wauford, Alison Michelle
Donald Wayne Murdock
B: 1956-01-13
D: 2019-01-10
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Murdock, Donald Wayne
Helen Sparkman Eastland
B: 1923-08-25
D: 2019-01-06
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Eastland, Helen Sparkman
James Michael Svoboda, Jr.
B: 1969-10-14
D: 2019-01-06
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Svoboda, Jr., James Michael
Dorothy Jane Valgenti
B: 1945-06-06
D: 2019-01-06
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Valgenti, Dorothy Jane
Topsy Eugene Newcome
B: 1930-05-03
D: 2019-01-05
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Newcome, Topsy Eugene
Sue Lyvonne Crafton Flippen
B: 1938-05-14
D: 2019-01-05
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Flippen, Sue Lyvonne Crafton
Donald Lee Reeves Jr.
B: 1956-04-03
D: 2019-01-05
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Reeves Jr., Donald Lee
Robert Preston (Bobby) Wiley, Jr.
B: 1939-01-01
D: 2019-01-05
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Wiley, Jr., Robert Preston (Bobby)
Patricia Sue Bennett "Lulu" Crawford
B: 1951-05-18
D: 2019-01-04
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Crawford, Patricia Sue Bennett "Lulu"

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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.