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William O'Neill
B: 1935-02-23
D: 2018-01-15
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O'Neill, William
Bonnie Smith
B: 1932-01-18
D: 2018-01-14
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Smith, Bonnie
Nolen Wood
B: 1964-05-12
D: 2018-01-14
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Wood, Nolen
Alonzo "A.B." Gaines
B: 1940-09-28
D: 2018-01-14
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Gaines, Alonzo "A.B."
Eula Parker
B: 1931-06-06
D: 2018-01-12
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Parker, Eula
Jerry Woodall
B: 1939-05-08
D: 2018-01-12
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Woodall, Jerry
Ronald Autry
D: 2018-01-11
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Autry, Ronald
Peggy Thrasher
B: 1945-03-30
D: 2018-01-11
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Thrasher, Peggy
Mary Hammonds
B: 1937-06-07
D: 2018-01-10
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Hammonds, Mary
Nancy Seymour
D: 2018-01-09
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Seymour, Nancy
Lottie England
B: 1926-08-09
D: 2018-01-09
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England, Lottie
Teresa Asher
B: 1934-10-06
D: 2018-01-08
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Asher, Teresa
Pauline Holcomb
B: 1918-04-07
D: 2018-01-07
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Holcomb, Pauline
Geneva Pierce
D: 2018-01-07
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Pierce, Geneva
Rhonda Smith
B: 1964-02-26
D: 2018-01-07
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Smith, Rhonda
Wesley Wilson
B: 1977-06-09
D: 2018-01-07
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Wilson, Wesley
Henry Gentry
B: 1948-03-22
D: 2018-01-06
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Gentry, Henry
James Wages
B: 1929-04-09
D: 2018-01-05
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Wages, James
Charles Fouche
B: 1947-07-14
D: 2018-01-05
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Fouche, Charles
James Temple
B: 1937-10-04
D: 2018-01-05
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Temple, James
Richard Payne
B: 1943-05-27
D: 2018-01-05
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Payne, Richard

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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.