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James Swope
B: 1971-06-06
D: 2019-01-19
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Swope, James
Mary Blackson Diamond
B: 1946-10-30
D: 2018-01-18
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Blackson Diamond, Mary
Nell Jordan
B: 1936-10-23
D: 2018-01-17
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Jordan, Nell
Brenda Whitmire
B: 1956-12-17
D: 2018-01-16
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Whitmire, Brenda
Robert Gill
B: 1969-10-21
D: 2018-01-15
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Gill, Robert
Janice Bracewell
B: 1939-11-06
D: 2018-01-15
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Bracewell, Janice
Dora Haven
B: 1929-11-23
D: 2018-01-14
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Haven, Dora
Weaver Miller
B: 1925-04-18
D: 2018-01-13
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Miller, Weaver
Paul Fiveash
B: 1936-09-06
D: 2018-01-13
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Fiveash, Paul
Dora Hicks
B: 1974-12-15
D: 2018-01-13
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Hicks, Dora
James Pitsenbarger
B: 1993-08-27
D: 2018-01-12
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Pitsenbarger, James
Louie Preininger
B: 1942-02-03
D: 2018-01-11
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Preininger, Louie
Arline Goulet
B: 1934-08-10
D: 2018-01-11
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Goulet, Arline
Annie Holley
B: 1926-09-18
D: 2018-01-10
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Holley, Annie
Betty Acain
B: 1952-02-28
D: 2018-01-10
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Acain, Betty
Carl Brown
B: 1953-02-09
D: 2018-01-08
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Brown, Carl
Michael Cariglino
B: 1947-01-08
D: 2018-01-08
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Cariglino, Michael
Saul Diaz
B: 1988-01-01
D: 2018-01-07
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Diaz, Saul
TerryLee Rathbone
B: 1951-08-02
D: 2018-01-07
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Rathbone, TerryLee
Kathy McCain
B: 1960-09-02
D: 2018-01-07
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McCain, Kathy
Katherine Varner
B: 1940-12-02
D: 2018-01-07
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Varner, Katherine

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TerryLee Rathbone
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TerryLee Moody Rathbone
1951 - 2018
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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.