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Dale Ratliff
B: 1965-11-19
D: 2018-10-08
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Ratliff, Dale
Esther Mullins
B: 1942-08-07
D: 2018-09-27
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Mullins, Esther
Clara Abshire
B: 1939-04-29
D: 2018-09-20
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Abshire, Clara
Bonnie Rockwell
B: 1949-05-19
D: 2018-09-19
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Rockwell, Bonnie
Marjorie Adams
B: 1935-09-03
D: 2018-09-16
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Adams, Marjorie
Josephine Gross
B: 1955-07-08
D: 2018-09-15
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Gross, Josephine
Tammy Little
B: 1962-08-25
D: 2018-09-11
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Little, Tammy
Glen Kendrick
B: 1942-03-10
D: 2018-09-10
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Kendrick, Glen
John Owens
B: 1970-11-02
D: 2018-09-06
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Owens, John
Roger Thacker
B: 1951-06-26
D: 2018-09-03
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Thacker, Roger
Billy Robinson
B: 1943-08-13
D: 2018-08-30
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Robinson, Billy
Sherri Lawson
D: 2018-08-30
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Lawson, Sherri
Frank Saler
B: 1959-02-21
D: 2018-08-25
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Saler, Frank
Lola Harris
B: 1932-06-03
D: 2018-08-23
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Harris, Lola
Jeanette Robinson
B: 1939-07-11
D: 2018-08-23
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Robinson, Jeanette
Daniel Luster
B: 1938-01-30
D: 2018-08-17
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Luster, Daniel
Tamara Coleman
B: 1958-09-11
D: 2018-08-03
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Coleman, Tamara
Hearshel Diamond
B: 1948-05-15
D: 2018-07-28
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Diamond, Hearshel
James Rose
B: 1947-02-12
D: 2018-07-23
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Rose, James
Harold Mullins
B: 1955-09-14
D: 2018-07-17
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Mullins, Harold
Bobby Kendrick
B: 1947-01-12
D: 2018-07-16
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Kendrick, Bobby

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Jo Ratliff
In Memory of
Jo Wanda
Ratliff (Childers)
1938 - 2018
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Thacker Memorial Funeral Home
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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.