July 28, 1979 ~ September 28, 2006

Born in: Buncombe County, NC,
Resided in: Candler, NC

Bradley (Brad) Hoglen, 27, of Candler, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2006, at Mission Hospitals Memorial Campus. Mr. Hoglen was born in Buncombe County and is the son of Larry Hoglen and Nancy Wells Hoglen. In addition to his parents, Mr. Hoglen is survived by his wife, Melissa Reynolds Hoglen; daughter, Katelyn Hoglen; two brothers, Brandon Hoglen, of Candler, and Brian Hoglen, his wife Kristy, and their daughter Abby of San Antonio, TX; and paternal grandmother, Willa Dean Hoglen, of Candler. Melissa and Katelyn were the most important in Brad’s life. Brad was always there for his family and friends because they meant so much to him. He will always remain in our hearts and be missed tremendously. We love you, Brad! Funeral services will be Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at Snow Hill United Methodist Church with the Rev. Todd Cole officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. His family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday at Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave.

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  1. It’s been almost a year now and it’s still hard to believe that you are gone. On more than one occasion we have started to pick up the phone to call you or almost stopped in to see you. We think about you every day and talk about all of the wonderful memories we made with you. It’s hard to find true friends and you above anyone else were that to us. We can’t wait to see you again one day. We all love and miss you soooooo much.

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  2. Melissa, Larry, Nancy, Brandon, Brian and Willa Dean,

    We love all of you so much and pray that God will wrap his arms around each of you and help you through this difficult time.

    We just keep remembering Brad in Sunday School Class and in Vacation Bible School at church as a little boy. He always had a lot of energy, smiling and having fun.

    Love and Many Prayers,
    Karen and Richard

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  3. Nancy, Larry and family

    Our prayers and thought are with you and your family. Brad was a wonderful young man. I will always remember him as a little boy when we all went to Snow Hill Church together.

    May the Lord wrap you in his arms during this time of great sorrow.

    We love you.

    Norman, Agnes and family

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  4. I cannot even begin to express my deepest sympathy. My heart aches at the loss our family has been dealt. All of you have always been and will always be in all of my prayers. My fondest memories of Brad will live on forever with me. I do not even know where to start to help pick up the pieces. Brad was such a wonderful person. Watching him grow from a prank pulling kid into such a responsible adult that he became- I have always looked up to Brad like a brother. I know how greatly he will be missed, and promises we made together will always be kept- to always care for and provide for his family- to give them the best for now and tomorrow. If there is anything that you all need you know I am always a phone call away and will drop anything i am doing to come and help. I will always be here for our family.
    With all of my love and prayers for better days ahead. I could not have asked God for a better person to grow up with- to learn from mistakes, to laugh with, and to always look forward to his visits when I came home. Never forget that God will take care of everything and we WILL reunite with him again. Until then, he is in great company and his spirit will always live on with us.
    Love Always and God Bless,
    Kelly

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  5. Hoglan Family and Friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time,God Bless You.

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  6. Melissa & Family i am so sorry to hear about Brad.You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything I can do please let me know!

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  7. We share our deepest condolences… It was heartbreaking when we received the news. We will always remember him as a great friend.

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  8. Dear Melissa,

    We were greatly sadden at the loss of your husband. All of our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May you find comfort in the love of your family and friends. We are here for you!
    With Heartfelt Sympathy,
    Bob, Lisa, Kim, Tracey, Alice, Stacey, Caroline and Brooke

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  9. Audrey and I just want you to know how sorry we are for your loss, and we pray for you and the rest of the family.
    Ron & Audrey

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  10. Dear Hoglens,

    We all were deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Brad was a wonderful person and he will always be in our memories. God bless you all and you will be in our prayers.

    The Kirkpatricks

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  11. We are sorry to to hear about Brad he will be missed In Candler Ben Waycaster /LB Waycaster at American Transmission

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  12. We’re sorry to hear about Brad.If there is anything we can do,please let us know.May God bless each and everyone of Brad’s Family.

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  13. Melissa,

    I am so sorry to hear about this tragedy. I know it has been a few years since we last saw each other, since our days in the pharmacy, but just know that you are in my prayers. My love and support to you and your daughter and the entire family. If you need anything, please get in touch with me. 678-644-5816.

    Glenn

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  14. We have both known Brad since grade school,he was always a wonderful friend and our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Hoglen family.

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  15. My heart and prayers go out to your entire family. I am deeply saddened by the news about Brad. He was such a wonderful person and will forever remain that way. You will remain in my prayers. God Bless you.

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  16. In this Life there is Joy and Pain. The Joy Brad put in all of our lives will never be forgotten as the pain of losing him will never truly heal. My hope for all of you is that you will be able to live well to honor his memory and that you are all as positive as I am that we will meet up with him again and be able to see that smile that seemed to never leave his face. My heart aches for all of you. Melissa if you or your family need anything please dont hesitate to ask, we are only moments down the road.

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  17. A likeable guy all around Who always left with a good impression it would be impossible to hate him
    A trait to be admired and greatly missed.

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  18. Dear Melissa, Larry and Family,

    I will miss Brad dearly and the time we spent together. Brad had a dream of helping people in anyway he could. No matter what time of day or night, he was always there. People like Brad are few and far in between. Take comfort in knowing that he is in the hands of the Lord now. Thou, he is not with us in body, he will be in our hearts forever.

    Our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family.

    If we can help in anyway please let us know.

    Alan

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  19. …for the Lord shall be thine
    everlasting light, and the days
    of thy mourning shall be ended.
    Isaiah 60:20
    May you remember always
    that, for every sorrow,
    there is comfort…
    for every sadness,
    there is healing…
    for each loss–
    the promise of new life.
    We are sorry to hear about the loss of Brad. He will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time and always.
    With Sympathy,
    Nancy Wright Sluder and Family

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  20. Melissa,

    I heard about Brad this morning in church service at New Morgan Hill Baptist Church. I have had you on my mind since then. Through all of your heartache and pain, remember that the Lord will never leave your side. My family and I will be praying for comfort for you and your daughter…John 14:16

    Melody Stuart Sanders & family

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  21. Melissa, There are no words to explain the way we feel about’Brad.’We will always and forever treasure his friendship,jokes,and never ending SMILE. To everyone who knew him knew he was always just a phone call away.And we hope we can be that phone call away for you,God bless you and your family.He will truley be missed and in our hearts forever. Vicky,Todd, Natalie,Jessica,Dylan,Shelbi,Connor and Brooklynn

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  22. Melissa,
    In Sympathy No time on earth is long enough to share with those we love or to prepare our hearts for good-bye.
    Those We Love Remain Part of Us ‘Our loved ones leave the world, but never our hearts.’

    I am so sorry to hear about Brad. I can’t imagine the pain that you feel and I am here for you. I pray for you, Katelyn, and the rest of the family.
    I love you!
    Kristy

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  23. Dear Hoglen Family,
    We would like to express our deepest sympathy to all of your family on the loss of your son. Our children went to school with your boys and I had the pleasure of meeting all of them when I worked at Enka High School. Brad always had a smile on his face, and right now he is still smiling and rejoicing in the presence of his Lord.

    There are no words that we can say to take away your pain and grief, only time will help with healing. But there is One who can comfort you and understand because His Son died too, and like Jesus, Brad lives again. Try to look to God for strength and know that one day you will all be together again.

    Right now your hearts are broken and words cannot ease your sorrow, but please know that you have many friends who are praying for your family. I cannot even try to grasp the devastation of losing a child, and the pain that you are going through, but with all the prayers from family and friends, and with God surrounding you with His love, someday your sorrow will be eased as you look back on the happy memories. The only comforting words I can think of is to say,’You WILL see Brad again.’

    Melissa, you are also in our prayers. Look to God for strength and courage to continue on, so that you may tell your daughter what a wonderful daddy she had and how much he loved her.

    We and our church family at Glady Baptist Church will keep your family in our prayers. May God bless and keep you all in His tender, loving care.
    John 3:16

    With love and sympathy,
    Sharon Baker McMinn, David McMinn,
    Kelly David McMinn

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  24. Melissa, we are so sorry for everthing you are going through and we hope that you never forget all of the good times that we all shared together. There has never been a truer friend to any of us than Brad. He was always there, even at 4am. We hope you know that we will always be there for you and you can call on us ANYtime. We love you!

    Larry, We can’t understand the pain that you are feeling now but if there is anything that we can do for you please let us know. You raised a good boy and a wonderful man and you can always be proud of that.

    Brandon, We are so sorry for your loss and we hope you know that you can come to us anytime because Brad was the best friend that anyone could be to our family and we know thats what he would want. We love you!

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  25. Dear Hoglen family,

    My heart aches for you and like everyone else i’m at a loss for words. I don’t think there really is anything anyone can say that can take your pain away. My prayers are with each and every one of you.

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  26. To the Hoglen family:
    There are no words that can express the deepest sorrow of loosing Brad. He was such an amazing person and friend. It is so hard to understand why he was taken from us so early, but try to find comfort in knowing that someday we will stand and rejoice with him again. His never ending smile and laughter will forever be in the hearts and minds of those who loved him so deeply. I pray at this time that God puts a hedge around your family and keeps you close in His arms as you heal and find comfort in your time of need.

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  27. Melissa and the rest of the Hoglen family~

    I am so sorry about your loss! I pray that God gives you the strength and comfort you need in the days ahead.

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  28. Dear Nancy and Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. May God be with you at this time, and keep you surrounded in HIS Love.
    Melissa Benson

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  29. Unfortunately due to Peggy’s surgery we will be unable to attend the services. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

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  30. I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember Brad when I think about my candler school speech kids. He was a good boy who I got to know pretty well in the five years I worked with him as an elementary student. The last time I saw him I commented about how good his speech sounded. I was very proud of him as I know you were. You did a good job as parents. Dont ever doubt that. His wife was a lucky girl to have been loved by him. Im so sad for his little one and for your whole family. My prayers are with you always.

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  31. May God be with the whole Hoglen Family.

    I can remember cutting up with Brad in Sunday School class, just having fun. Whenever I saw Brad he always took the time to see how I was doing, that says a lot. He will be missed.

    Rob, Julia and Peyton McDonald

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  32. We are so sorry for your loss. Brad was such a good person. We always joked and talked with him when he came in the office. He will be missed!

    Your family is in our thoughts and prayers,
    Allison Morgan, Tiffany Gosnell, Susan Raines, Stacey Anderson & Steve Hart (Isgett Distributors, Inc.)

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  33. I am so sorry for your loss. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Brandon, if you need anything, please don’t hesitate to come to me.

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  34. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. I will always remember growing up with Brad and his brothers in church. We had alot of fun in Bible School as children.

    Kristi,Dana and KiLee Jones

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  35. We want you, Brad’s family and extended family, to know that we are thinking about you and holding you in our prayers.

    Jeannie had the pleasure of being Brad’s teacher and knowing your family from that perspective as well as the church. Although I knew Brad from my visits back to Snow Hill over the years, I also have the honor of growing up with Larry.

    Again, know that we care very much for your family; and that our prayers and thoughts are with you.

    Dale and Jeanne (McDonald) McClure

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  36. To the Hoglen family, I am so sorry for your loss I still can’t believe this is real Brad was a great friend. It just seems like yesterday that Brad and Wes helped me pass math in high school. I have alot of great memories with Brad and he will always be in my heart. And Mellissa I know you have herd this from alot of people but it is true if you need anything please ask, me and my family will always be here for you.
    Love, Dallas, Shipley,
    Karli, & Kalyn Moore

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  37. I graduated high school with Brad and will never forget his warm smile that he always had. What a kind and warm spirit!

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  38. We are customers from time to time at the parts store and we are so very sorry for your loss as well as his wife and little girl.May God bless all you and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  39. Dear hoglen family,
    I am very sorry for your loss. Brad was a great friend. He was so happy melissa gave him the greatest gift of his life, his little girl who he loved so much. Your family will be in my prayers.

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  40. We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you.

    Chris and Kim

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  41. There are no words that anyone can say and nothing anyone can do to ease your pain, but please know that the Hoglen family is in so many prayers.

    I remember Brad from school since we were little. He always seemed to have a smile on his face and what a smile he must have now up in Glory!

    Melissa, I cannot imagine the sorrow you are feeling. I pray that knowing you will be reunited again will give you the strength to keep going. You are in our prayers.

    Love,
    Patrick, Christy & Isaiah Price

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  42. Melissa and Family:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Brad we will miss you.

    God Bless,

    Jon and Jill Stokes

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  43. Dear Nancy & family

    We are so sorry to hear the sad news about the passing of Brad…you are in our thoughts & prayers.

    Love,

    Barbara & John Dowd
    Anderson, SC

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  44. To all of the Hoglen family,

    My thoughts and prayers will be with you. My deepest sympathy to all of you. God bless.

    Lana Fox

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  45. MY FAMILY, VERONICA, LYNN AND CINDY COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE SAD TO HEAR THE NEWS TAHT BRAD’S SHORT LIFE HAD COME TO AN END. WE GOT TO KNOW BRAD WHEN HE CAME TO WORK FOR US WHEN HE WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL. BRAD HAD MANY GOOD QUALITIES. HE KNEW HOW TO WORK HARD, HE KNEW HOW TO LAUGH HARD, AND HE ENJOYED BOTH.

    WE HAD NOT SEEN BRAD MUCH IN THE LAST FEW YEARS, BUT WHEN WE DID IT WAS ALWAYS GREAT TO SEE HIS SMILING FACE. HE WAS SO EXCITED ABOUT LIFE AND HIS FAMILY.

    LYNN & I SAW HIM 2 DAYS BEFORE HIS ACCIDENT. I CAN’T FORGET THE SMILE THAT CAME ACROSS HIS FACE WHEN ASKING HIM, HOW IS YOUR WIFE AND CHILD? YOU COULD TELL HOW PROUD HE WAS BY THAT SMILE. BRAD’S NEW ENDEAVOR WAS SO EXCITING FOR HIM. WHEN WE ASKED HIM HOW LATE HE WAS GOING TO WORK, HE REPLIED, I AM GOING TO TRY TO GET OUT AT 5:00 P.M. TO GO HOME AND BE WITH THE WIFE AND DAUGHTER. SOUNDS LIKE A LOVING FATHER AND HUSBAND TO ME. BRAD’S ENTHUSIASM FOR LIFE AND FAMILY WAS QUITE EVIDENT IN THAT SHORT CONVERSATION. OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS WILL BE WITH EACH OF YOU DURING THIS SAD TIME. WE WILL MISS HIM. LEONARD, VERONICA, LYNN & CINDY CROOK

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  46. To the Hoglen family,
    I was greatly saddened to hear about Brad. I can remember Brad from grade school all the way to marching band in high school. The last time I saw him was at my uncle’s funeral (Bill Bailey) and I was so touch that he actully cared enough to come. He had such a sweet spirit. He will be greatly missed. I pray that our Awesome Father in Heaven gives you strength for the difficulties that you will face in the coming days, months and years. Please know that even in this, your darkest hour, the Father is there to comfort you and help you though. Our prayers and hopes go with you. II Timothy 1:3

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  47. Brad was such a character. He was so nice to me and never had a mean word to say to me. He will really be missed. I appreciated that big friendly smile and funny sense of humor he would have around me.

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  48. Wow….where to begin. Brad and I grew up together in church and throughout our school years. He will be missed. We have shared many memories from church to bus rides together. Brad was a very spirited person and will be forever missed. Melissa and family, I pray that God continue to give you strength through this loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers daily. May God bless and keep you.

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  49. Dear Hoglen Family, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.Will & Allison Johnson

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  50. Melissa – My thoughts and prayers are with you. I pray that you and your child will be blessed always and that you will be given the strength to continue without Brad. I know he meant everything to you and I sincerely wish you all the best.

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  51. I knew Brad for many years, he was a very good friend to my kids and we included him in our family get togethers. I loved him like a son and I’m very proud to have known him and of the wonderful man he turned out to be. It is evident what a truly remarkable person he is by outpouring of love and sadness. One thing is for sure, we know he is with Jesus right now. You will all stay in my prayers, and I’ll be there for you for anything I can be.

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  52. Melissa, and family,
    I have known and loved Brad like a son for a good many years. He was good friends with my kids Jessica and Todd and we included him as part of the family, expected him at family functions. I was very proud to know him and of the wonderful man he turned out to be. It is evident what a truly remarkable person he was by the outpouring of love and sadness going through the community. He often dropped by the store to say Hi and lots of times he would bring Katy to see me. He caled me the day after labor day just to check on everybody. I,like, everyone else, am devastated and heartbroken, but can’t even imagine what you are having to face. I hate it for you and wish the world we could change it. I need you to know that I want to be there for you, honestly in any way I can. all our love and prayers will be with you for a long time, and we can all be sure that today our beloved Brad is with Jesus and we will see his smiling face again.
    With love to you and Katy and the entire family, Momma Theresa

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  53. We will miss you Brad.. thanks for all your help and I know you will be watching over us all as you take your place in heaven above.

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  54. Words cannot express the shock and sadness that we felt when we heard of Brad’s passing. Mike said Brad was just up at the warehouse visiting with Brandon and was so excited about his new shop. He said he had the biggest smile on his face but he said that was nothing new because Brad was smiling every time you saw him. He was a good man and will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during these difficult days ahead. May the Lord bless you all.

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  55. WITH OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOU MELISSA AND TO YOUR FAMILY. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU FAITHFULL DURING THESE TRYING TIMES. WE WILL KEEP YOU IN OUR PRAYERS.

    WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY,
    THE PARKERS
    JODY, CHRYSTAL AND JUNIOR

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  56. Dear Hoglen Family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you.

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  57. Brad and I knew each other in high school and I cared for him deeply. Even though I haven’t seen Brad in a few years I can still remember what a fun loving guy he was, and with those memories I will cherish forever. And to the family, you will be in my thoughts and prayers always. God Bless.

    Love you always,
    Kristy

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  58. Brad will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. God bless.

    Kennith Harmon

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  59. brad….we just can’t believe that you are gone…..you will be missed more than you will ever know….we will never forget you……fly high sweetie…..melissa and katelyn….we are very sorry for you loss…we couldn’t even begin to imagine what you are going through…you are both in our thoughts and prayers……please let us know if you need anything…216-5663

    we love you brad, melissa, and katelynn

    nichole gibbs luker
    and
    tanya wells kinney

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  60. Larry and family,

    I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your son. I know you were very proud of them. No words I say can ease your pain, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

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  61. Melissa

    I am sorry to hear of your loss. I know that you have friends that love you very much. I hope that this will give you strength. God Bless you and your daughter

    Sarah Worley

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  62. Melissa,

    You are and always will be my best friend. You are just like a part of my family. I love you like a sister and I would give anything if you didn’t have to go through this. I know we all face difficult times in our life, but this one seems so unfair. I am here for you day or night, of course you know that. I love you and Katelyn!

    James, Juli, Molly & Maggie Wells

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  63. Dear Larry,Nancy,Brian,Brandon,Melissa,Katelyn,and Family

    I find it so hard to beleive that brad’s time has came so soon.I will allways remember growing up with Brian through the years and picking on Brad as if we were brothers.I am sorry that i couldn’t be there in your time of need but i am in alaska working right now.You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Love,Shane and Pam Fish

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