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Eleanor Lacy Jamison
D: 2017-12-13
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Jamison, Eleanor Lacy
Clyde Redford
D: 2017-12-13
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Redford, Clyde
Gregory Daniel
B: 1954-05-09
D: 2017-12-13
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Daniel, Gregory
Annie Elizabeth "Betty" Owen
B: 1924-12-30
D: 2017-12-10
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Owen, Annie Elizabeth "Betty"
Anna Benthem Hoving
B: 1921-07-01
D: 2017-12-10
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Hoving, Anna Benthem
Lottie Thomas Mayche
B: 1930-02-01
D: 2017-12-10
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Mayche, Lottie Thomas
Odlaug Birgitte "Addie" Rygmyr
B: 1922-01-14
D: 2017-12-10
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Rygmyr, Odlaug Birgitte "Addie"
Vivian Elizabeth Owen
B: 1930-07-14
D: 2017-12-09
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Owen, Vivian Elizabeth
Joyce Irene Maxwell
B: 1938-10-29
D: 2017-12-08
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Maxwell, Joyce Irene
Judy King Eggleston
B: 1934-03-11
D: 2017-12-08
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Eggleston, Judy King
Gary Steven "Steve" Murley
B: 1958-01-18
D: 2017-12-08
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Murley, Gary Steven "Steve"
Dr. Charles Ernest "Chug" Morton III
B: 1947-07-30
D: 2017-12-07
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Morton III, Dr. Charles Ernest "Chug"
Macie Nicole Hatcher
B: 1995-03-01
D: 2017-12-07
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Hatcher, Macie Nicole
Rachel Laverty Robowski
B: 1936-04-26
D: 2017-12-05
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Robowski, Rachel Laverty
Era Ann White
B: 1932-10-22
D: 2017-12-05
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White, Era Ann
Edward Albert Jaggers, Jr.
B: 1926-09-20
D: 2017-12-05
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Jaggers, Jr., Edward Albert
Patrick Hans Albert
B: 1965-07-10
D: 2017-12-03
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Albert, Patrick Hans
Jennifer Ann Roby
B: 1977-09-13
D: 2017-12-02
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Roby, Jennifer Ann
Leon Watkins
B: 1936-08-23
D: 2017-12-01
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Watkins, Leon
Robert Keith Kittsmiller, Jr.
B: 1956-06-01
D: 2017-12-01
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Kittsmiller, Jr., Robert Keith
Sue Karyl Smith
B: 1948-03-20
D: 2017-12-01
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Smith, Sue Karyl

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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.

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