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Andres Nieves Cabrera
B: 1921-10-04
D: 2017-09-18
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Nieves Cabrera, Andres
Richard Brown
B: 1958-08-25
D: 2017-09-12
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Brown, Richard
Jerri Payne
B: 1948-11-18
D: 2017-09-11
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Payne, Jerri
Brad Smith
B: 1955-02-19
D: 2017-09-11
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Smith, Brad
James McGilvray
B: 1923-10-31
D: 2017-09-09
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McGilvray, James
Shirley Fairless
B: 1951-11-17
D: 2017-09-09
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Fairless, Shirley
Bill Vita
B: 1955-11-30
D: 2017-09-08
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Vita, Bill
Thomas Conrad
B: 1966-08-17
D: 2017-09-07
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Conrad, Thomas
Lana Lass
B: 1947-01-28
D: 2017-09-05
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Lass, Lana
Audie Copeland
B: 1928-05-14
D: 2017-09-04
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Copeland, Audie
Nina Dalla
B: 1939-01-08
D: 2017-09-03
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Dalla, Nina
Finn Mulheren
B: 2017-08-30
D: 2017-08-30
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Mulheren, Finn
Milton Hall
B: 1932-07-05
D: 2017-08-28
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Hall, Milton
Frank Lovejoy
B: 1942-01-09
D: 2017-08-28
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Lovejoy, Frank
Lewis Cannon
B: 1943-10-28
D: 2017-08-27
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Cannon, Lewis
Andrue Padilla
B: 1997-03-20
D: 2017-08-27
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Padilla, Andrue
Katherine Reamer
B: 1918-05-19
D: 2017-08-26
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Reamer, Katherine
Carl Mizell
B: 1928-01-02
D: 2017-08-26
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Mizell, Carl
Barbara Jackson
B: 1943-10-20
D: 2017-08-24
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Jackson, Barbara
Ray Overton
B: 1924-01-14
D: 2017-08-24
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Overton, Ray
William Johnson
D: 2017-08-24
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Johnson, William

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Merle Mortland
In Memory of
Merle Dean Mortland
1931 - 2017
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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.