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Marcile Lee
B: 1928-07-12
D: 2019-05-15
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Lee, Marcile
Robert Adams
B: 1949-04-05
D: 2019-05-14
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Adams, Robert
Susan Hendricks
B: 1963-09-26
D: 2019-05-11
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Hendricks, Susan
Carolyn Gibson
B: 1943-01-15
D: 2019-05-04
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Gibson, Carolyn
Chris Mattern
B: 1981-04-05
D: 2019-05-04
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Mattern, Chris
Mickie Edwards
B: 1943-08-21
D: 2019-04-29
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Edwards, Mickie
William Ferguson
B: 1949-11-06
D: 2019-04-28
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Ferguson, William
Doris Hubbs
B: 1924-01-14
D: 2019-04-24
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Hubbs, Doris
Linda Massie
B: 1951-03-26
D: 2019-04-22
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Massie, Linda
Carole Sloan
B: 1939-02-27
D: 2019-04-22
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Sloan, Carole
Cynthia Johnson-Miner
B: 1952-09-11
D: 2019-04-21
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Johnson-Miner, Cynthia
Tammie Riddell
B: 1960-01-13
D: 2019-04-19
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Riddell, Tammie
Louis Singer
B: 1947-03-21
D: 2019-04-17
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Singer, Louis
James Boone
B: 1929-06-09
D: 2019-04-17
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Boone, James
Linda Kessler
B: 1941-06-23
D: 2019-04-13
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Kessler, Linda
Harry Lowrance
B: 1947-01-18
D: 2019-04-08
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Lowrance, Harry
Dorothy Graves
B: 1931-05-23
D: 2019-04-03
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Graves, Dorothy
Benjamin Taylor
B: 1988-01-07
D: 2019-03-30
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Taylor, Benjamin
Victor Bongard
B: 1939-10-27
D: 2019-03-30
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Bongard, Victor
Catherine Wyatt
B: 1930-08-13
D: 2019-03-22
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Wyatt, Catherine
Wilma Stewart
B: 1934-05-12
D: 2019-03-09
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Stewart, Wilma

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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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