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Verlina Middleton
B: 1940-07-17
D: 2018-12-11
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Middleton, Verlina
Deloris "Eads" Ramsey
B: 1936-10-28
D: 2018-12-10
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"Eads" Ramsey, Deloris
Mildred Hill
B: 1937-12-10
D: 2018-12-06
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Hill, Mildred
Elizabeth Smith
B: 2018-04-18
D: 2018-11-29
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Smith, Elizabeth
Vernon Sutton
B: 1933-08-10
D: 2018-11-28
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Sutton, Vernon
Oval Parker
B: 1921-09-19
D: 2018-11-22
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Parker, Oval
Wayne Rickman
B: 1957-11-22
D: 2018-11-15
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Rickman, Wayne
Luke Reed
B: 2018-10-03
D: 2018-11-06
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Reed, Luke
Sharon Farris
B: 1945-02-11
D: 2018-11-06
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Farris, Sharon
Dorothy Tyler
B: 1937-01-09
D: 2018-11-01
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Tyler, Dorothy
Johnny Daggett
B: 1946-08-27
D: 2018-10-27
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Daggett, Johnny
Marvin Darden
B: 1940-03-21
D: 2018-10-25
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Darden, Marvin
Ricky Taylor
B: 2005-07-25
D: 2018-10-24
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Taylor, Ricky
George "Bud" Schlater
B: 1939-09-23
D: 2018-10-21
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Schlater, George "Bud"
Larry Kimes
B: 1959-06-29
D: 2018-10-20
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Kimes, Larry
Arvel Gowen
D: 2018-10-19
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Gowen, Arvel
Debra Rayfield
B: 1963-01-14
D: 2018-10-16
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Rayfield, Debra
Martha Lewis
D: 2018-10-11
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Lewis, Martha
Louis Kimes
B: 1933-04-10
D: 2018-10-06
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Kimes, Louis
Carolinda Ragan
B: 1923-08-21
D: 2018-10-04
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Ragan, Carolinda
Lawrence Fererro
B: 1945-09-04
D: 2018-09-30
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Fererro, Lawrence

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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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