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Clarence Pingleton
B: 1930-01-24
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Melvin Hurst
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Laura Ballinger
B: 1928-07-04
D: 2017-10-09
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Leonard Abrams
B: 1940-10-09
D: 2017-10-09
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Kevin Burke
B: 1954-01-18
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Dale Cashin
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Lewis Calico
B: 1926-09-30
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B: 1928-09-07
D: 2017-09-23
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B: 1973-07-27
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Mildred Ammons
B: 1925-06-14
D: 2017-09-18
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Dorothy Pope
B: 1918-04-07
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Van Potter
B: 1932-04-24
D: 2017-09-16
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B: 1925-07-11
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Wesley Jordan Marcum
B: 1993-09-13
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Billy Howard
B: 1941-08-27
D: 2017-09-01
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B: 1957-07-21
D: 2017-08-28
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Rev. George Waddle
B: 1929-11-29
D: 2017-08-28
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Lizzie Adams
B: 1927-04-09
D: 2017-08-25
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Daniel Middleton
B: 1975-03-10
D: 2017-08-25
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Christine Robinson Rose
B: 1922-03-27
D: 2017-08-20
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Mary Holley
B: 1941-09-12
D: 2017-08-18
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203 N. Dogwood Dr.
P.O. Box 9
Berea, KY 40403
Phone: (859) 986-8416
Fax: 859-986-9397
Esther Bowman
In Memory of
Esther Bowman (Lamb)
1924 - 2017
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James and Louise Isaacs
"Prayers for all of you,so sorry for your loss,she was a great Godly lady "
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Lila Hampton
"Such a sweet lady"
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Jeff, Alicia, Alexis and Allison Dean
"I love You Mamaw. Thank you for being the greatest role model in my life. Your "
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Kenneth and Gearl Hembree
"Loved Sister Bowen She prayed with me many times ❤️"
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Donna Clark Kirby
"So sorry for your loss."
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Tiffany Thomas
"I will miss you so much Mamaw! I wish we could have spent more time together but"
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Lee and Merritta(Cornett) Johnson
"So very sorry for your loss."
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Joyce Phillips
"To all of Ms. Bowman's family, I send my thoughts & prayers for peace & comfort "
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Shan buttry
"Sorry for your lost she was the most sweetest kindest women she lived for the Lo"
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Irene McHone
"I loved you with all my heart"
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Irene McHone
"I loved you with all my heart"
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Irene McHone
"I loved you with all my heart"
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Fonda Chasteen & Family
"We are so sorry for the loss of Mamaw Bowman, she was a great lady. The family a"
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Ed McHone and Family
"Aunt Esther was a remarkable woman. Her and my mom were so close. Such good memo"
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Rex Davidson
"My deepest sympathy to the entire family."
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Kevin, Rhonda and Noah Bowlin
"So sorry for your loss, love and prayers for your family"
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Betty Murray
"I loved Mrs. Esther from the time I first met her.My condolences go out to her c"
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Tim, Debbie, Kendal & Tyler Bowman
"We thought so much of Aunt Esther. She was an amazing woman who has run her race"
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Debbie isaac
"Remember taking care of you at Berea health care "
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Debbie isaac
"Remember taking care of you at Berea health care "
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Armel and Mabel Davidson
"Sorry for your loss. May God comfort your heart as only He can."
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Melisa whisman
"Mamaw I miss you so much already but I know you are in a better place. No pain "
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Freddie ,Brenda & Kyleigh Hatton
" So sorry for your loss. But it's Heavens gain. "
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Lanny Carrier
"So sorry to hear of Sister Bowman's passing. What a kind, godly lady was she. "
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James and Gail Reams
"With deepest sympathy "
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Irene Engle
"Beautiful Family with so much Love."
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Irene Engle
"Beautiful Family. "
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Loretta VanWinkle
"Sorry for the loss of Ms. Bowman!! Deepest Condolences to the Family!!"
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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.