Obituaries

Kenneth DeSpain
B: 1921-09-21
D: 2018-12-09
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DeSpain, Kenneth
Ivy Carpenter
B: 1931-07-26
D: 2018-12-07
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Carpenter, Ivy
Charles Struewe
B: 1925-01-27
D: 2018-12-07
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Struewe, Charles
James Goodwin
B: 1955-10-29
D: 2018-12-07
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Goodwin, James
Patricia Larabee
B: 1936-02-01
D: 2018-12-07
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Larabee, Patricia
Cheryl Kosman
B: 1951-08-24
D: 2018-12-07
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Kosman, Cheryl
Lawrence Smith
B: 1926-07-19
D: 2018-12-04
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Smith, Lawrence
Priscilla Mershon
B: 1945-06-04
D: 2018-12-04
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Mershon, Priscilla
Judyth Cook
B: 1950-09-27
D: 2018-12-04
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Cook, Judyth
Mildred Wheaton
B: 1918-05-15
D: 2018-12-03
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Wheaton, Mildred
Gladys Tyree
B: 1929-12-13
D: 2018-12-02
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Tyree, Gladys
Gerald Petersen
B: 1949-09-19
D: 2018-12-02
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Petersen, Gerald
James Bales
B: 1960-07-09
D: 2018-12-01
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Bales, James
Mary Gregg
B: 1937-12-23
D: 2018-12-01
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Gregg, Mary
Jack Liebsch
B: 1928-10-07
D: 2018-12-01
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Liebsch, Jack
Anna Garrett
B: 1925-09-28
D: 2018-12-01
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Garrett, Anna
Emma McFerrin
B: 1927-10-15
D: 2018-11-30
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McFerrin, Emma
DuOnna Butts
B: 1959-10-31
D: 2018-11-28
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Butts, DuOnna
Roy Jones
B: 1920-07-28
D: 2018-11-27
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Jones, Roy
Darlene Davenport
B: 1942-12-24
D: 2018-11-26
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Davenport, Darlene
Mary Starks
B: 1926-01-10
D: 2018-11-26
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Starks, Mary

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