Obituaries

Pauletta Smith
B: 1949-04-02
D: 2018-09-20
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Smith, Pauletta
Shirley Bickel
B: 1926-06-20
D: 2018-09-20
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Bickel, Shirley
Daryl Strohm
B: 1932-05-13
D: 2018-09-20
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Strohm, Daryl
Lile Fisher
B: 1981-11-24
D: 2018-09-19
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Fisher, Lile
Nadine Boman
B: 1921-09-12
D: 2018-09-18
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Boman, Nadine
LaVina McMillan
B: 1926-12-08
D: 2018-09-17
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McMillan, LaVina
Dwight Hudson
B: 1947-06-23
D: 2018-09-17
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Hudson, Dwight
Richard Davis
B: 1948-10-12
D: 2018-09-16
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Davis, Richard
Terry Bloss
B: 1966-11-22
D: 2018-09-16
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Bloss, Terry
Mary Villers
B: 1943-08-18
D: 2018-09-15
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Villers, Mary
Richard Pruitt
B: 1934-08-31
D: 2018-09-15
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Pruitt, Richard
Cathy Lewis
B: 1953-07-18
D: 2018-09-15
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Lewis, Cathy
Nicholas Bell
B: 1960-07-24
D: 2018-09-13
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Bell, Nicholas
Granville Morgan
B: 1934-07-20
D: 2018-09-12
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Morgan, Granville
Marian Hall-Carr
B: 1928-08-26
D: 2018-09-11
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Hall-Carr, Marian
Dixie Brown
B: 1941-06-06
D: 2018-09-09
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Brown, Dixie
Betty Calovich
B: 1928-05-26
D: 2018-09-09
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Calovich, Betty
James Barbour
B: 1936-10-02
D: 2018-09-09
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Barbour, James
Peter Jaynes
B: 1968-01-07
D: 2018-09-09
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Jaynes, Peter
Patrick Simpson
B: 1958-12-02
D: 2018-09-09
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Simpson, Patrick
Alice Wiley
B: 1936-12-28
D: 2018-09-06
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Wiley, Alice

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