2008-10-23 / Correspondents' Notes

In Memory


In memory of Michael A. Skiles, October 27, 1963 - November 10, 2007: We miss you every day and night In the sun we feel your presence

shining bright We watched as disease fought a

battle with you, Dad We saw your strength through your

smiles To try and keep us from being sad We may not ever know Why it was so soon you had to go You only left this world though But not ever our hearts It's time to celebate your birthday And soon after to mourn the one year That it's been since you passed You will never be forgotten In our hearts your smile will always last

Happy birthday

We miss and love you,

Daughters Megan and Melissa Skiles and family


In memory of my pappy, Tim Souders, who left me October 14, 2007: Pappy,

The few years that we had and the memories that we shared, I will keep them close in my heart forever. The times that I would come out, I would sit on your lap and watch movies and you always made me a peanut butter sandwich. You always wrapped your arms around me and gave me a big hug and then gave me a little shrug. So I just want you to know every time I step up to the baseball plate and hit a homerun I will look up to heaven and say, "that is for you, Pappy," and when I score a goal or a touchdown it's for you pappy.

At night when I look up to the sky and see the brightest star, I know it's you, Pappy, watching over me all through the night.

I love and miss you so much, Pappy.

Your grandson,

Adam Souders


In memory of our dad, Timothy Souders, who passed away October 14, 2007: Dad,

We did not know that morning that God would call your name. In life we loved you dearly, and in death it is still the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you but you did not go alone, for part of us went with you the day God called you home.

You left us full of memories and thoughts of you are still our guide, although we can no longer see you, you are always at our side.

Even though our chain is broken and nothing seems the same. Some day God will call on us and the chain will link again.

We miss and love you, Dad,

Timmy and Toby


In loving memory of our mother, Anna M. DeShong, who passed away October 25, 1998:

Ten Years Without You The time with you was all too brief Ten years have passed but we still grieve Missing you is still very strong Although the years have come and gone Your memory is deep within our hearts Until the day we are no longer apart.

Love always,

Your children


In memory of my dad, Tim Souders, who passed away October 14, 2007:

A Father's Touch

A Daddy's Kiss A grieving daughter, You're greatly missed An empty house, an empty chair, A father's love, no longer there A broken heart, tear-filled eye, Another soul to fill the sky. Many memories in my mind, Some I laugh, some I cry. The times we shared, The laughs we had, Things I miss when I think of you, Dad Realizing that's all I have to hold on to Only memories of what once was you Missing your laugh, I will never again hear.That is the reality that fills me with so much fear No more smile on your face, No more warmth of your embrace The last hug, the last kiss, The last goodbye Leaves me with one last wish To have you Dad here today, Never to leave your daughter this way A father's touch, a daddy's kiss, A grieving daughter, You're greatly missed.

I love you Dad and miss you so much,

You daughter

Misty Souders


In memory of Timothy Souders, who passed away October 14, 2007:

I remember the day I met you, the day God made you mine. I remember the day I lost you and will until the end of time. Among the tears and heartaches, there is one thing that makes me glad, you chose me to spend your life with and the happy years we had.

As times goes on, I miss you more. Memories are keepsakes, no one can steal.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Some may forget you now that you're gone, but I will remember you no matter how long.

You will always live in my heart and forever loved and I miss you so much, Timothy.

Sadly missed and forever loved,

Wife Deanie

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