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JoAnn Gibbs
B: 1948-08-16
D: 2018-04-22
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Gibbs, JoAnn
Franklin Scott
B: 1949-06-10
D: 2018-04-15
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Scott, Franklin
Rebecca Burress
B: 1922-07-10
D: 2018-04-06
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Burress, Rebecca
Lonnie Grimes
B: 1958-07-31
D: 2018-04-04
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Grimes, Lonnie
Derrick Ramseur
B: 1967-11-30
D: 2018-04-03
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Ramseur, Derrick
Bobbie Delay
B: 1959-02-10
D: 2018-03-29
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Delay, Bobbie
Mark Eckles
B: 1970-12-26
D: 2018-03-29
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Eckles, Mark
Brian Gray
B: 1970-11-11
D: 2018-03-29
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Gray, Brian
James Lindsay
B: 1950-11-02
D: 2018-03-28
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Lindsay, James
Theodore Summers
B: 1946-05-29
D: 2018-03-26
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Summers, Theodore
Muriel Cureton
B: 1938-09-06
D: 2018-03-23
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Cureton, Muriel
Janice Jackson
B: 1955-05-13
D: 2018-03-20
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Jackson, Janice
Wanda Tipps
B: 1964-03-06
D: 2018-03-15
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Tipps, Wanda
Donna Sturghill
B: 1960-01-19
D: 2018-03-09
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Sturghill, Donna
Bynah Little
B: 2018-03-09
D: 2018-03-09
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Little, Bynah
Alberta Ricks
B: 1934-02-01
D: 2018-03-08
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Ricks, Alberta
Johanna Lewis
B: 1971-06-14
D: 2018-03-07
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Lewis, Johanna
Terrie Nesbitt
B: 1959-09-10
D: 2018-03-01
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Nesbitt, Terrie
Kameron Parks
B: 2018-02-25
D: 2018-02-25
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Parks, Kameron
Alice Hackett
B: 1921-09-08
D: 2018-02-22
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Hackett, Alice
Franklin Coleman
B: 1942-05-03
D: 2018-02-21
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Coleman, Franklin

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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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