Obituaries

Elmer Lindsey
B: 1928-02-17
D: 2018-02-19
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Lindsey, Elmer
Gretchen Hillis
B: 1974-11-13
D: 2018-02-17
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Hillis, Gretchen
Weldon Renken
B: 1939-01-17
D: 2018-02-15
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Renken, Weldon
Amanda Freshour
B: 1998-02-10
D: 2018-02-15
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Freshour, Amanda
Santiago Leija
B: 1936-07-25
D: 2018-02-13
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Leija, Santiago
Linda Southerland
B: 1944-11-15
D: 2018-02-12
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Southerland, Linda
Eli Gauna
B: 1994-02-07
D: 2018-02-04
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Gauna, Eli
Clayton Deibert
B: 1950-03-02
D: 2018-02-01
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Deibert, Clayton
Nicholas Gandy
B: 1927-09-06
D: 2018-01-31
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Gandy, Nicholas
Maria Gasaway
B: 1935-09-03
D: 2018-01-31
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Gasaway, Maria
Charles Butler
B: 1936-03-12
D: 2018-01-25
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Butler, Charles
Gladys Lajes-Burke
B: 1948-05-09
D: 2018-01-21
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Lajes-Burke, Gladys
Gaylon Lowrey
B: 1955-05-08
D: 2018-01-20
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Lowrey, Gaylon
William Edmondston
B: 1938-02-11
D: 2018-01-19
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Edmondston , William
Francis Seidling
B: 1931-10-07
D: 2018-01-17
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Seidling, Francis
Samuel Goings
B: 1942-05-06
D: 2018-01-15
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Goings, Samuel
Pamela Matthews
B: 1957-04-18
D: 2018-01-14
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Matthews, Pamela
Myranda Bottoms
B: 2001-09-12
D: 2018-01-13
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Bottoms, Myranda
Florentino Hernandez
B: 1933-06-19
D: 2018-01-05
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Hernandez, Florentino
Conner Schilling
B: 2006-07-27
D: 2018-01-04
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Schilling, Conner
Roy Easterwood
B: 1931-02-04
D: 2018-01-04
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Easterwood, Roy

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