Obituaries

Alice Virginia Massey
B: 1923-03-15
D: 2018-08-09
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Massey, Alice Virginia
Patricia A. Hoffman
B: 1952-09-12
D: 2018-08-07
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Hoffman, Patricia A.
Norman Elwood Jones
B: 1956-07-31
D: 2018-07-31
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Jones, Norman Elwood
James Avery Donoghue, Jr.
B: 1947-11-04
D: 2018-07-31
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Donoghue, Jr. , James Avery
Karen Sue Jones
B: 1948-10-09
D: 2018-07-29
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Jones, Karen Sue
Hugh Clifton Griffith, Jr.
B: 1955-10-07
D: 2018-07-28
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Griffith, Jr., Hugh Clifton
William Vernon Chisolm
B: 1952-11-05
D: 2018-07-25
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Chisolm , William Vernon
Donna Jane Edwards
B: 1928-12-26
D: 2018-07-23
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Edwards, Donna Jane
Sharon F. Fantom
B: 1944-12-26
D: 2018-07-20
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Fantom, Sharon F.
Lewis Charles Boone
B: 1943-10-30
D: 2018-07-19
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Boone, Lewis Charles
Allen Douglas "Doug" McMillan
B: 1954-06-10
D: 2018-07-07
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McMillan, Allen Douglas "Doug"
Grace Marie Hensley McMillan
B: 1941-10-04
D: 2018-07-06
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McMillan, Grace Marie Hensley
Ryan Daniel Blake
B: 1988-01-18
D: 2018-06-30
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Blake, Ryan Daniel
Anita Grace Wiley
B: 1978-03-12
D: 2018-06-28
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Wiley, Anita Grace
Michelle Renee Perry
B: 1975-09-05
D: 2018-06-22
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Perry, Michelle Renee
Donald Ray Mullins, Sr.
B: 1956-12-15
D: 2018-06-11
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Mullins, Sr., Donald Ray
Rose Etta Farley
B: 1952-06-12
D: 2018-06-06
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Farley, Rose Etta
William B. Day, Sr.
B: 1951-02-27
D: 2018-06-04
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Day, Sr., William B.
Evelyn Irene Veit
B: 1933-06-10
D: 2018-05-25
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Veit, Evelyn Irene
Eileen May Daughton
B: 1945-04-15
D: 2018-05-18
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Daughton, Eileen May
Ruth Valerie Price
B: 1927-07-21
D: 2018-05-13
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Price, Ruth Valerie

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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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