Obituaries

Betty Barrineau
B: 1924-02-07
D: 2018-05-19
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Barrineau, Betty
Iris Eigenrauch
B: 1936-03-03
D: 2018-05-16
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Eigenrauch, Iris
Roy Shepherd
B: 1936-04-28
D: 2018-05-13
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Shepherd, Roy
Myron Sheppard
B: 1961-07-29
D: 2018-05-13
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Sheppard, Myron
Rosemary Brunner
B: 1921-04-10
D: 2018-05-12
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Brunner, Rosemary
Debra Clark
B: 1954-06-24
D: 2018-05-11
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Clark, Debra
Darrell Stamper
B: 1960-07-07
D: 2018-05-10
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Stamper, Darrell
William Pitts
B: 1928-09-03
D: 2018-05-09
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Pitts, William
Nathalie Watson-Sutton-Litzell-Bennett
B: 1923-11-14
D: 2018-05-09
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Watson-Sutton-Litzell-Bennett, Nathalie
Causey Johns
B: 1945-07-25
D: 2018-05-08
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Johns, Causey
Raymond Owens
B: 1943-10-17
D: 2018-05-06
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Owens, Raymond
Sharon Turner
B: 1957-11-11
D: 2018-05-05
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Turner, Sharon
William Bailey
B: 1939-02-05
D: 2018-05-05
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Bailey, William
Eva Jones
B: 1925-03-13
D: 2018-05-03
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Jones, Eva
Mark Searcy
B: 1956-09-18
D: 2018-05-03
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Searcy, Mark
Joe Davis
B: 1930-11-25
D: 2018-04-30
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Davis, Joe
Mary Robertson
B: 1929-06-24
D: 2018-04-30
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Robertson, Mary
Otis Hudson
B: 1950-03-17
D: 2018-04-29
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Hudson, Otis
William Taylor
B: 1941-11-23
D: 2018-04-22
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Taylor, William
Deborah Pinner
B: 1957-11-01
D: 2018-04-21
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Pinner, Deborah
James Goodwin
B: 1956-02-08
D: 2018-04-18
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Goodwin, James

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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.