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Melvin Shipley Melvin Shipley
In Memory of
Melvin Lee "Rusty"
1962 - 2017
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Condolence From: Doug Jamison
Condolence: Sorry to hear about Rusty. I worked with him as a fellow Ag.teacher. He was always a pleasure to be around,seemed to always have a story about his family or horses.
Tuesday April 25, 2017
Condolence From: Jennifer Sells
Condolence: I was shocked to hear about Rusty. I hadn't heard he had cancer. I knew him from H&H several years ago. We always enjoyed talking about horses. My prayers go out to your family.
Monday April 24, 2017
Condolence From: Kevin Blair
Condolence: Thoughts and prayers to your family.
Sunday April 23, 2017
Condolence From: Kay Lester Baucom
Condolence: Phyllis and Family I am so sorry for your loss. Only knowing Rusty through school he was a great guy always smiling and laughing. May God bless and wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace and comfort at this difficult time
Saturday April 22, 2017
Condolence From: Kinley & Deb Calvert
Condolence: Phyllis & Family - Our hearts and prayers are with you as you say goodbye (for now) to Rusty. Your family's abiding faith and love has always been an inspiration. - The Calvert Family
Saturday April 22, 2017
Condolence From: Marva Brown
Condolence: Phyllis, girls and extended families. I am so sorry to hear about Rusty. I'm sure he put up a good fight, as Roger did, with his cancer. And I'm also sure all of you put up the same fight, as I did. I just want you to know that Roger thought the world of Rusty on his bowling team and you, Phyllis, for your help on his "Painting Team". I'm thinking and praying for peace for all of you right now.
Saturday April 22, 2017
Condolence From: Roger & Melanie Riley
Condolence: Phyllis and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Rusty was a great guy and will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers for you and the family.
Roger & Melanie
Saturday April 22, 2017
Condolence From: Lyla Boyer
Condolence: Dear Phyllis, girls, and extended family,
I'm thankful my life was touched by Rusty. He will be remembered for the great example of a godly man. My heart aches for your loss, but I know our Lord will give you an abundance of strength in your time of sorrow. Love and prayers.
Saturday April 22, 2017
Condolence From: Patrick Farnan
Condolence: I am so very sorry to all of you girls, your dad was a grand man (dad), spouse, grand dad and an awesome educator for everyone. My prayers and positive thoughts/memories go to all of you! Patrick
Saturday April 22, 2017
Condolence From: Lisa Perkins
Condolence: I am so deeply sorry for your loss, but I am also confident that Rusty is in the loving hands of our Lord and Savior. Prayers for comfort in your time of loss.
Saturday April 22, 2017
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