Obituaries

Willis "Mutt" Brock
B: 1933-11-25
D: 2018-02-14
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Brock, Willis "Mutt"
Agnes Popa
B: 1922-04-16
D: 2018-02-07
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Popa, Agnes
Robert McCulley
B: 1929-01-10
D: 2018-02-03
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McCulley, Robert
Robert Towne
B: 1960-03-30
D: 2018-02-02
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Towne, Robert
Brenda Stein
B: 1958-12-01
D: 2018-01-31
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Stein, Brenda
John Cooper
B: 1927-10-10
D: 2018-01-31
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Cooper, John
Cheryl Grist
B: 1961-03-13
D: 2018-01-27
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Grist, Cheryl
Barry Sutcliffe
B: 1954-03-25
D: 2018-01-27
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Sutcliffe, Barry
Treva Pittman
B: 1940-07-18
D: 2018-01-23
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Pittman, Treva
Dorothy Fielder
B: 1933-09-21
D: 2018-01-18
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Fielder, Dorothy
Paul Prater
B: 1940-07-20
D: 2018-01-17
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Prater, Paul
Alex Isaiah Vinson
B: 1998-01-19
D: 2018-01-17
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Vinson, Alex Isaiah
Iva Hutson
B: 1929-02-12
D: 2018-01-12
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Hutson, Iva
Etta Johnson
B: 1943-05-09
D: 2018-01-09
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Johnson, Etta
Marie Slatten
B: 1932-04-21
D: 2018-01-08
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Slatten, Marie
Della Franks
B: 1936-03-26
D: 2018-01-08
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Franks, Della
Marita Simmons
B: 1946-12-01
D: 2018-01-06
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Simmons, Marita
Michael Terry Roberts
B: 1954-12-31
D: 2018-01-02
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Roberts, Michael Terry
Georgia Johnson
B: 1930-11-06
D: 2017-12-31
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Johnson, Georgia
Billy Seibers
B: 1958-08-18
D: 2017-12-30
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Seibers, Billy
Patricia Kaminski
B: 1944-09-22
D: 2017-12-28
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Kaminski, Patricia

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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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