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Jewelene (Winchester) Lavender
B: 1924-11-27
D: 2017-09-19
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Lavender, Jewelene (Winchester)
Glenn Schultz
B: 1929-02-17
D: 2017-09-19
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Schultz, Glenn
Juliana "Juli" Joan Kristine (Jarvis) Giorgio
B: 1953-02-01
D: 2017-09-19
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Giorgio, Juliana "Juli" Joan Kristine (Jarvis)
Daisy Dorsey
D: 2017-09-14
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Dorsey, Daisy
John K. "Dutch" Garriott Jr.
B: 1928-06-25
D: 2017-09-12
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Garriott Jr., John K. "Dutch"
William C. Chambers
B: 1958-04-26
D: 2017-09-11
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Chambers, William C.
Dr. Charles L. Wolff
B: 1922-05-14
D: 2017-09-09
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Wolff, Dr. Charles L.
William Dragoo
B: 1923-02-26
D: 2017-09-06
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Dragoo, William
Dorothy Billingsly
B: 1926-08-20
D: 2017-09-02
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Billingsly, Dorothy
Crystal Hansome
B: 1922-03-09
D: 2017-09-01
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Hansome, Crystal
Mary Ann Duncan
B: 1936-12-23
D: 2017-08-27
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Duncan, Mary Ann
Mark D. Clem
B: 1955-11-01
D: 2017-08-26
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Clem, Mark D.
Rosetta Walker
D: 2017-08-26
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Walker, Rosetta
Marcus Gilbert
B: 1933-01-22
D: 2017-08-21
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Gilbert, Marcus
Ronald Greene
B: 1937-11-10
D: 2017-08-18
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Greene, Ronald
Bruce Thompson
B: 1945-01-08
D: 2017-08-17
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Thompson, Bruce
Raymond Jones
B: 1929-08-16
D: 2017-08-16
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Jones, Raymond
Debra Cook
B: 1959-07-30
D: 2017-08-16
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Cook, Debra
Owen Campbell
B: 1929-03-19
D: 2017-08-12
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Campbell, Owen
Anna Sappenfield
B: 1922-08-24
D: 2017-08-10
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Sappenfield, Anna
Barrett Isaac Armstrong
B: 2017-08-04
D: 2017-08-04
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Armstrong, Barrett Isaac

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Michael Weathers
In Memory of
Michael Douglas Weathers
1938 - 2017
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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.