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Attorney Tommy Hindman on Delivering a Euology

Attorney Tommy Hindman on The Euology

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Tommy Hindman, an Attorney in Knoxville, TN

Hello, I am Attorney Tommy Hindman. When a friend, loved one or business associate passes away you may be asked to say a few words in honor of the deceased. In situations like this one may be difficult to come up with the words to express grief. The following examples can be used as a starting point for your eulogy.


Example 1
He was a man in the very best sense of that meaningful term. Those who knew him loved him; the better they knew him the more they loved him. He possessed great personal charm; men were drawn to him irresistibly. John
Doe now rests in peace, but his noble
spirit remains to comfort us. He is deep in our hearts,
and will continue there, warmly, as long as there is life within us. His sterling qualities and his great works live on.

Example 2
In the passing of John Doe I have lost a great and good
friend, whose encouragement, counsel and wisdom have
meant so much to me over the years. The cause of charity
has lost a leader who gave unstintingly of his labor and
his time. We shall all miss him. His passing is a great
blow to his colleagues on the Board, where intimacy of
association added love to the respect entertained for him.

Example 3
It was my good fortune to meet John Doe a few years
ago. My contacts with him were frequent. He radiated
from his personality a charm and sweetness. As we go
through this busy life, each striving selfishly to survive,
becoming callous to the sufferings of our fellows, it is
remarkable and unique to meet a personality like that of
John Doe. I know that the impress he left upon me was
a durable one. I found him to be one of nature’s own children and he will be missed by people too numerous to count.
The Community is deeply saddened to hear of the death and
feels the loss of the Reverend Father Donald Dolan, the
great servant of the Lord in the church life of our community.
He was the distinguished friend of all the community,
regardless of race, or creed, whom he valiantly
supported in their difficult times. They are grateful to
him and devoutly bless his memory.

Ezample 4
The officers, Executive Board, and members of the
Community Center sorrowfully announce the death of
our president, John Doe, who for many years devoted
himself unselfishly to the interests of the Center. His
friendly and kindly spirit will be greatly missed by all
of us who had the privilege of serving with him. Because
of his interest in humanitarian endeavors, his loss will be
deeply felt by a great many.

Example 5
The officers of The Welfare Fund wish to express
their grief over ‘the untimely death of Mrs. Mary Roe,
who served as chairman of our Executive Board. She
gave unstintingly of herself as a leader of women and
devoted her life to the cause of philanthropy. The example
of her courage will remain as a source of continued
inspiration to all of us. To her family and loved ones we extend our deepest sympathy.

Use these as a starting point replacing the names and circumstances as needed. I hope the need for these examples is few and far between, but when the situation arises, you will be prepared.

By Tommy Hindman, Knoxville TN Attorney-At-Law

Tommy Hindman on Introducing Clergy

Tommy Hindman Attorney in Knoxville, TN
Tommy Hindman Attorney in Knoxville, TN

Tommy Hindman tells you how to introduce a man of the cloth.



Many people are at a loss for words when introducing Clergy. Here is a quick guide to help you out when introducing men of the cloth. The occasion may be a birth, a funeral, a tribute to a local hero, the giving of an award, a prayer breakfast, a lodge meeting,  or a ceremony of religious import. With these short introductions in your pocket, you will never be at a loss of words when asked to do the honors of bringing a person of the cloth up to the podium. First, here is a quick guide to the proper titles used for clergy of many faiths. First, here is  a list of how to address various clergy of different faiths:

Priest
“The Reverend Father
Delaney”

Monsignor
“Monsignor Hogan”

Protestant Clergyman
“Mr. Kirk”

(if D.D. or LL.D.)
“Dr. Kirk”

(if Lutheran)
“Pastor Kirk”

Rabbi
“Rabbi Lane”

(if D.D. or LL.D.)
“Dr. Lane”

Examples of Some Complimentary Remarks For Clergy:

He is a man of science, learning and skill. His profound
knowledge and experience have won for him
widespread recognition in his profession. Like many men
of accomplishment, he is unaffected and unassuming.
He is a fine leader of his flock and he is considered a fine counselor
and giver of advice.

He has performed his official duties with unswerving
integrity and fearless determination. His forthright, frank
and honest attitude in relation to public matters stamps
him as being destined for higher office and responsibilities.

He gives lavishly of his time and effort. His sincerity
and integrity have earned him the respect and admiration
of all of us.

We are aware that many men who attain high positions
continually grow in stature. From the very beginning
the career of our next speaker has been one of growth and a thirst for spiritual knowledge.

Tommy Hindman Knoxville TN Attorney