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Alice Starnes
B: 1928-01-12
D: 2019-01-11
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Starnes, Alice
Carol Swinney
B: 1941-03-25
D: 2019-01-10
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Swinney, Carol
Cherie Prescott
B: 1943-11-28
D: 2019-01-10
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Prescott, Cherie
Donna Scott
B: 1957-01-13
D: 2019-01-08
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Scott, Donna
Linda De La Cruz
B: 1949-08-05
D: 2019-01-04
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De La Cruz, Linda
Charles Gilmore
B: 1940-07-05
D: 2019-01-04
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Gilmore, Charles
Stanley Barger
B: 1938-02-22
D: 2019-01-02
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Barger, Stanley
Alton Reeves
B: 1933-05-10
D: 2018-12-28
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Reeves, Alton
Bob Freestone
B: 1953-08-18
D: 2018-12-28
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Freestone, Bob
Carol Bell
B: 1954-09-16
D: 2018-12-25
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Bell, Carol
Rufus Richardson
B: 1928-03-01
D: 2018-12-22
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Richardson, Rufus
Dan Ford
B: 1938-09-30
D: 2018-12-22
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Ford, Dan
William Hickey
B: 1924-07-26
D: 2018-12-22
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Hickey, William
Anthony Elizondo
B: 1993-04-21
D: 2018-12-21
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Elizondo, Anthony
Kenneth Etheridge
B: 1934-03-19
D: 2018-12-20
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Etheridge, Kenneth
Erlinda Bernardez
B: 1939-08-19
D: 2018-12-16
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Bernardez, Erlinda
Kathryn Huber
B: 1930-07-07
D: 2018-12-16
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Huber, Kathryn
Richard Shrum
B: 1951-10-07
D: 2018-12-12
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Shrum, Richard
Frances King
B: 1934-04-30
D: 2018-12-11
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King, Frances
Timothy Hightower
B: 1959-02-03
D: 2018-12-11
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Hightower, Timothy
Bob Spinks
B: 1927-11-12
D: 2018-12-09
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Spinks, Bob

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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.