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Walter Dale Ashworth
B: 1964-05-28
D: 2018-04-18
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Ashworth, Walter Dale
James Douglas "Doug" Wilson
B: 1936-00-00
D: 2018-04-17
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Wilson, James Douglas "Doug"
Eleanor Vela Bankes
B: 1941-12-23
D: 2018-04-16
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Bankes, Eleanor Vela
Thomas "Tommy" Elmer Ladd
B: 1986-02-01
D: 2018-04-15
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Ladd, Thomas "Tommy" Elmer
Linda Smith Laugavitz
B: 1946-07-25
D: 2018-04-14
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Laugavitz, Linda Smith
Lacey Renee Mathes
B: 1991-00-00
D: 2018-04-13
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Mathes, Lacey Renee
Lucille Warren Peters
B: 1927-08-15
D: 2018-04-13
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Peters, Lucille Warren
Dan Thomas Costello
B: 1946-08-26
D: 2018-04-13
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Costello, Dan Thomas
Margaret Joan Rike Walker
B: 1944-01-17
D: 2018-04-12
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Walker, Margaret Joan Rike
John Edward Phillips, Jr.
B: 1940-06-13
D: 2018-04-09
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Phillips, Jr., John Edward
James Marvin "Shorty" Lillard
B: 1930-07-20
D: 2018-04-09
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Lillard, James Marvin "Shorty"
Linda Kaye Wooten
B: 1951-02-09
D: 2018-04-08
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Wooten, Linda Kaye
Howard Leonard Tomlin
B: 1922-03-04
D: 2018-04-07
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Tomlin, Howard Leonard
Diane Maxine Thorne
B: 1948-06-17
D: 2018-04-07
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Thorne, Diane Maxine
Robert "Tom" Cheatham
B: 1953-00-00
D: 2018-04-06
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Cheatham, Robert "Tom"
Jerry Evans Barker
D: 2018-04-05
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Barker, Jerry Evans
Kendall Beth Reichert
B: 2003-00-00
D: 2018-04-05
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Reichert, Kendall Beth
John Richardson Williams, Sr.
B: 1927-01-15
D: 2018-04-04
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Williams, Sr., John Richardson
John Brady "Johnny" Guffee, Sr.
B: 1947-00-00
D: 2018-04-04
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Guffee, Sr., John Brady "Johnny"
Peggy Jane Dodson Canada
B: 1938-00-00
D: 2018-04-03
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Canada , Peggy Jane Dodson
Louise Bailey Nunnelly Green
B: 1933-06-04
D: 2018-04-03
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Green, Louise Bailey Nunnelly

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3009 Columbia Avenue
Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: 615-794-2289
Fax: 615-791-9256
Anna Christen Clark Clements
In Memory of
Anna Christen Clark Clements
2017

Tips on Writing a Message of Condolence

You may not know exactly what you want to say in your Book of Memories™ condolence message. In fact, this may be the first time you've ever been faced with sharing your feelings or offering comforting words to someone who is grieving a loss. Whether it's the first time, or the fifth, we're here to offer some assistance. We've compiled some tips, and brought together a list of expressive words you can use in your condolences.

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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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