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Billy Coker
B: 1956-07-25
D: 2018-10-14
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Coker, Billy
Charles DuPree
B: 1949-12-10
D: 2018-10-11
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DuPree, Charles
Don Anderson
B: 1938-02-11
D: 2018-10-08
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Anderson, Don
George Phillips
B: 1944-10-06
D: 2018-10-08
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Phillips, George
E Anderson
B: 1938-08-12
D: 2018-10-06
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Anderson, E
Bobbie Hill
B: 1932-02-03
D: 2018-10-03
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Hill, Bobbie
Marie Blackburn Whitt
B: 1921-12-18
D: 2018-10-02
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Blackburn Whitt, Marie
Phyllis Leuschner
B: 1946-08-12
D: 2018-09-28
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Leuschner, Phyllis
William Adams
B: 1948-09-12
D: 2018-09-27
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Adams, William
Peggy Miles
B: 1944-02-02
D: 2018-09-27
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Miles, Peggy
Preston Glass
B: 1992-05-04
D: 2018-09-27
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Glass, Preston
James Strong
B: 1941-08-03
D: 2018-09-25
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Strong, James
Theresa Whitehead
B: 1934-10-20
D: 2018-09-25
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Whitehead, Theresa
Barbara Jane Forcher
B: 1937-08-09
D: 2018-09-25
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Forcher, Barbara Jane
Marjorie Ganoe
B: 1923-10-05
D: 2018-09-22
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Ganoe, Marjorie
Ora Gamble
B: 1930-08-04
D: 2018-09-16
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Gamble, Ora
James Edwards
B: 1936-03-07
D: 2018-09-15
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Edwards, James
E.C. "Clif" Wigley
B: 1931-01-02
D: 2018-09-14
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Wigley, E.C. "Clif"
Harold Jobe
B: 1942-03-03
D: 2018-09-14
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Jobe, Harold
Jack Pinkston
B: 1923-12-24
D: 2018-09-13
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Pinkston, Jack
Alfred Campos
B: 1937-12-21
D: 2018-09-12
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Campos, Alfred

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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.

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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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