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Shirley Goode
D: 2018-10-18
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Goode, Shirley
Artie Carroll
B: 1941-06-09
D: 2018-10-18
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Carroll, Artie
Elmore Stroup
B: 1944-08-21
D: 2018-10-17
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Stroup, Elmore
Pauline Wilburn
B: 1921-04-13
D: 2018-10-17
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Wilburn, Pauline
Marie White
D: 2018-10-16
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White, Marie
Thomas Blackwell
B: 1947-09-14
D: 2018-10-15
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Blackwell, Thomas
Modenia Reynolds
B: 1923-09-23
D: 2018-10-09
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Reynolds, Modenia
Linda Dover
B: 1947-08-27
D: 2018-10-05
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Dover, Linda
Sybil McAbee
B: 1954-02-07
D: 2018-09-28
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McAbee, Sybil
Annetta Davis
B: 1938-05-25
D: 2018-09-18
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Davis, Annetta
Bonita Townsend
B: 1949-05-28
D: 2018-09-16
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Townsend, Bonita
Nevonda Seagle
B: 1951-03-09
D: 2018-09-14
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Seagle, Nevonda
Maria Hammett
B: 1956-03-03
D: 2018-09-14
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Hammett, Maria
Richard Tomberlin
B: 1960-11-04
D: 2018-09-11
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Tomberlin, Richard
David Crowe
B: 1962-08-18
D: 2018-09-10
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Crowe, David
Emmie Gibson
B: 1955-03-20
D: 2018-09-06
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Gibson, Emmie
Harold Sims
B: 1943-04-24
D: 2018-09-06
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Sims, Harold
Virginia Owens
B: 1927-09-17
D: 2018-09-04
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Marilyn Owens
B: 1937-10-16
D: 2018-09-02
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Owens, Marilyn
Peggy Owens
B: 1935-01-01
D: 2018-08-30
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Owens, Peggy
Cristino Lara
B: 1962-07-20
D: 2018-08-30
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Lara, Cristino

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400 West Cherokee St
Post Office Box 428
Blacksburg, SC 29702
Phone: 864-839-2334
Fax: 864-839-2335
Sandra Cudd
In Memory of
Sandra
Cudd (Calvert)
1947 -
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.

Tip #1: Be sincere. It's important to mean what you say, on the deepest emotional level. Yes, we know, "saying what you mean" can be harder - that's why we're here.

Tip #2: Keep it simple. You don't need to say much more than "I'm sorry for you loss," yet it's always wonderful to share a personal memory of their loved one, if you have one.

Tip #3: Don't tell them you know how they feel. Because you can't really know; even if you've endured the loss of a loved one in the past - your grief was yours, and this is theirs.

Tip #4: Share how you felt when you heard the news. Perhaps you were shocked, disbelieving, or deeply saddened. Let them know how the passing affected you personally.

Tip #5: Share Remind them that you will always hold the memory of their loved one close to you. It will be a comfort to them to know that their loved one will be remembered.

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.

After writing and posting a message of condolence to the family, you may also wish to make a memorial donation as a tribute to their loved one, or send flowers to the family home or memorial service. However you choose to express your concern and pay tribute, please know this: it will be deeply appreciated.