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Olivia Romans
B: 1952-02-01
D: 2017-08-16
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Romans, Olivia
Peter O'Hara
B: 1942-06-02
D: 2017-07-26
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O'Hara, Peter
Nancy Williams
B: 1943-03-01
D: 2017-07-26
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Williams, Nancy
John Golden
B: 1940-01-05
D: 2017-07-24
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Golden, John
William Lewis
B: 1940-08-10
D: 2017-07-23
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Lewis, William
Albert Frye
B: 1945-05-03
D: 2017-07-22
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Frye, Albert
Charles Hammack
B: 1932-04-23
D: 2017-07-21
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Hammack, Charles
Cynthia Gingell
B: 1976-01-15
D: 2017-07-19
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Gingell, Cynthia
Geraldine Willoughby
B: 1932-05-21
D: 2017-07-18
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Willoughby, Geraldine
Theresa DuVal
B: 1953-05-13
D: 2017-07-13
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DuVal, Theresa
Norma Wilkinson
B: 1934-09-24
D: 2017-07-13
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Wilkinson, Norma
Daniel Dodson
B: 1961-01-21
D: 2017-07-11
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Dodson, Daniel
Stephanie Parker
B: 1982-04-29
D: 2017-07-08
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Parker, Stephanie
Mary Frances Hinson
B: 1923-09-28
D: 2017-07-07
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Hinson, Mary Frances
Ruby Clark
B: 1922-01-28
D: 2017-07-06
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Clark, Ruby
Reba Connors
B: 1937-02-21
D: 2017-07-03
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Connors, Reba
Gloria Jones
B: 1961-11-23
D: 2017-06-23
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Jones, Gloria
Hazel Headley
B: 1932-10-10
D: 2017-06-22
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Headley, Hazel
Robert Smith
B: 1947-04-07
D: 2017-06-22
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Smith, Robert
Cecelia Mazetis
B: 1940-04-22
D: 2017-06-21
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Mazetis, Cecelia
Susan Dungan
B: 1930-01-19
D: 2017-06-20
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Dungan, Susan

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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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