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Barry M. Hart Sr.
B: 1939-04-21
D: 2018-06-16
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Hart Sr., Barry M.
William Thomas Stubbs
B: 1927-09-21
D: 2018-06-16
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Stubbs, William Thomas
Robert S. "Bobby" Betts
B: 1949-06-17
D: 2018-06-15
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Betts, Robert S. "Bobby"
Lori Anne (Ramey) Ash
B: 1966-04-04
D: 2018-06-15
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(Ramey) Ash, Lori Anne
Emerson C. "Buz" Moulden
B: 1941-06-12
D: 2018-06-13
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Moulden, Emerson C. "Buz"
James Franklin "Jim" Collester
B: 1939-08-16
D: 2018-06-08
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Collester, James Franklin "Jim"
Oklas James “Okie” “O.J.” Harold Jr.
B: 1956-01-09
D: 2018-06-07
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Harold Jr., Oklas James “Okie” “O.J.”
Nelson Scott Harman
B: 1952-08-20
D: 2018-06-03
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Harman, Nelson Scott
Donald R. Richardson
B: 1947-03-08
D: 2018-06-01
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Richardson, Donald R.
DeWane Duke Calvert
B: 1931-08-19
D: 2018-05-31
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Calvert, DeWane Duke
Pauline (Dicken) Brown
B: 1938-01-08
D: 2018-05-30
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Brown, Pauline (Dicken)
Melvin Eugene Lawson
B: 1934-08-11
D: 2018-05-28
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Lawson, Melvin Eugene
Mary Elizabeth (Beckner) Johnson
B: 1948-11-02
D: 2018-05-23
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Johnson, Mary Elizabeth (Beckner)
Sharon G. (Clark) Wright
B: 1946-12-16
D: 2018-05-23
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Wright, Sharon G. (Clark)
Richard Marcinko
B: 1938-07-18
D: 2018-05-20
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Marcinko, Richard
William (Bill) Charles Gotthardt, Jr.
B: 1939-09-24
D: 2018-05-14
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Gotthardt, Jr., William (Bill) Charles
Chester E. "C.E." Roller
B: 1938-07-05
D: 2018-05-05
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Roller, Chester E. "C.E."
Michal R. (Galloway) Sutton
B: 1963-10-05
D: 2018-05-01
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Sutton, Michal R. (Galloway)
Tony A. Cline
B: 1982-07-15
D: 2018-04-30
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Cline, Tony A.
Lynn K. (Andrews) Price
D: 2018-04-29
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Price, Lynn K. (Andrews)
Janice L. Walker
B: 1948-02-27
D: 2018-04-26
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Walker, Janice L.

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Michael M. Williams
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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.

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.

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