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Thomas DeClue
B: 1952-06-24
D: 2018-05-18
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DeClue, Thomas
Ann Fowler
B: 1954-01-27
D: 2018-05-17
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Fowler, Ann
Oswald Parker
B: 1947-01-23
D: 2018-05-15
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Parker, Oswald
Tanner Thompson
B: 2018-03-11
D: 2018-05-10
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Thompson, Tanner
Mark Bouse
B: 1976-01-23
D: 2018-05-08
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Bouse, Mark
Pansy Johnson
B: 1917-10-21
D: 2018-05-07
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Johnson, Pansy
Ronald James Carroll
B: 1932-03-10
D: 2018-05-03
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Carroll, Ronald James
Fred Wallschlaeger
B: 1951-01-06
D: 2018-04-29
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Wallschlaeger, Fred
Harlan Glaser
B: 1942-07-17
D: 2018-04-26
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Glaser, Harlan
Barbara Gadberry
B: 1950-10-13
D: 2018-04-20
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Gadberry, Barbara
Damon Jarvis
B: 1926-07-06
D: 2018-04-19
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Jarvis, Damon
Laura Partney
B: 1940-02-11
D: 2018-04-17
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Partney, Laura
James Snowdell
B: 1932-07-18
D: 2018-04-16
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Snowdell, James
Daniel DeClue
B: 1939-10-29
D: 2018-04-16
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DeClue, Daniel
Robert "Bob" Dorsey
B: 1929-08-30
D: 2018-04-13
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Dorsey, Robert "Bob"
Roland Jacob Hagood
B: 1982-09-28
D: 2018-03-30
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Hagood, Roland Jacob
Dorothy Brooks
B: 1949-08-21
D: 2018-03-30
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Brooks, Dorothy
Kenneth Hollinsworth
B: 1932-09-23
D: 2018-03-27
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Hollinsworth, Kenneth
Dannie Daily
B: 1951-11-24
D: 2018-03-18
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Daily, Dannie
Shelia Henson-Wood
B: 1961-05-12
D: 2018-03-16
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Henson-Wood, Shelia
Judith Thomlinson
B: 1952-06-24
D: 2018-03-16
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Thomlinson, Judith

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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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