Obituaries

Jerry Benjamin
B: 1941-03-08
D: 2017-04-17
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Benjamin, Jerry
Louis Waters
B: 1922-09-25
D: 2017-04-15
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Waters, Louis
Richard Jaster
B: 1930-10-16
D: 2017-04-14
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Jaster, Richard
Larry Gibbs
B: 1938-06-19
D: 2017-04-14
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Gibbs, Larry
Jackie Longmore
B: 1951-08-12
D: 2017-04-13
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Longmore, Jackie
Charles Twidwell
B: 1945-08-18
D: 2017-04-11
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Twidwell, Charles
L. Lee
B: 1932-01-30
D: 2017-04-08
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Lee, L.
Robert Leach
B: 1951-08-21
D: 2017-04-08
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Leach, Robert
Kennith Turner
B: 1959-10-29
D: 2017-04-05
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Turner, Kennith
Herman Kuhnert
B: 1924-04-19
D: 2017-03-28
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Kuhnert, Herman
Michael Kelsey
B: 1950-08-16
D: 2017-03-27
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Kelsey, Michael
Walter Cawyer
B: 1956-09-25
D: 2017-03-27
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Cawyer, Walter
Sue Nuckols
B: 1959-11-25
D: 2017-03-27
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Nuckols, Sue
Terry Miller
B: 1952-04-02
D: 2017-03-24
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Miller, Terry
Lois Arnold
B: 1920-12-06
D: 2017-03-23
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Arnold, Lois
Robert Gatewood
B: 1948-12-07
D: 2017-03-20
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Gatewood, Robert
Ruth Mays
B: 1935-08-28
D: 2017-03-16
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Mays, Ruth
Wendell Norman
B: 1937-06-26
D: 2017-03-11
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Norman, Wendell
James Chance
B: 1933-12-31
D: 2017-03-10
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Chance, James
Deborah Dunn
B: 1964-12-22
D: 2017-03-10
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Dunn, Deborah
Rodger Duke
B: 1969-10-31
D: 2017-03-05
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Duke, Rodger

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