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A. Futrell
B: 1944-06-18
D: 2018-04-21
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Futrell, A.
Charlotte Graves
B: 1950-07-15
D: 2018-04-19
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Graves, Charlotte
Opal Smith
B: 1934-12-23
D: 2018-04-16
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Smith, Opal
Calvin Lobaugh
B: 1928-05-19
D: 2018-04-15
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Lobaugh, Calvin
Eric Goynes
B: 1987-04-21
D: 2018-04-08
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Goynes, Eric
Ret Major USAF Vincent Bakies
B: 1931-02-07
D: 2018-04-07
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Bakies, Ret Major USAF Vincent
Preston Mosley
B: 1954-10-05
D: 2018-04-04
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Mosley, Preston
Michael Gaspard
B: 1968-03-11
D: 2018-04-04
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Gaspard, Michael
Judy Smith
B: 1941-02-24
D: 2018-04-04
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Smith, Judy
Ronald Hightower
B: 1943-03-11
D: 2018-04-03
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Hightower, Ronald
D'Wana Jones
B: 1940-03-19
D: 2018-04-03
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Jones, D'Wana
Nita Bergeron
B: 1926-08-08
D: 2018-04-01
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Bergeron, Nita
Thomas Trokee
B: 1969-11-07
D: 2018-04-01
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Trokee, Thomas
Julia Walker
B: 1939-11-16
D: 2018-03-31
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Walker, Julia
Georgia Draper
B: 1923-08-27
D: 2018-03-31
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Draper, Georgia
Carolyn Byram
B: 1931-12-25
D: 2018-03-30
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Byram, Carolyn
Huey Shirley
B: 1925-04-03
D: 2018-03-29
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Shirley, Huey
Linnie Chelette
B: 1929-05-28
D: 2018-03-28
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Chelette, Linnie
Florence Brown
B: 1929-05-05
D: 2018-03-24
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Brown, Florence
Cheryl Deville
B: 1955-02-07
D: 2018-03-21
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Deville, Cheryl
Mary Bush
B: 1980-11-24
D: 2018-03-19
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Bush, Mary

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Tips on Writing a Message of Condolence

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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.

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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.