Obituaries

Thomas Speckhals
B: 1945-01-14
D: 2017-10-09
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Speckhals, Thomas
Rose Chivers
B: 1930-08-09
D: 2017-10-09
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Chivers, Rose
Robert Roper
B: 1962-01-18
D: 2017-10-09
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Roper, Robert
Cynthia Taylor
B: 1942-03-29
D: 2017-09-28
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Taylor, Cynthia
Crystal Brackett (McAdoo)
B: 1977-04-29
D: 2017-09-27
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Brackett (McAdoo), Crystal
Ruben Martinez
B: 1950-10-05
D: 2017-09-26
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Martinez, Ruben
Angel Fultz-Meyer
B: 1972-08-25
D: 2017-09-24
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Fultz-Meyer, Angel
Opal Lee
B: 1926-01-24
D: 2017-09-18
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Lee, Opal
Loma Kendricks
B: 1927-11-25
D: 2017-09-16
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Kendricks, Loma
William Johnson
B: 1955-10-03
D: 2017-09-15
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Johnson, William
Stanley Gunn
B: 1934-03-22
D: 2017-09-13
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Gunn, Stanley
Willie Wheeless
B: 1955-03-02
D: 2017-09-12
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Wheeless, Willie
Eldridge Payne
B: 1919-02-14
D: 2017-09-08
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Payne, Eldridge
Emma Ortiz
B: 1992-11-15
D: 2017-09-05
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Ortiz, Emma
Bobbie Weeks
B: 1940-01-03
D: 2017-09-02
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Weeks, Bobbie
Ira Southerland
B: 1934-07-15
D: 2017-09-01
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Southerland, Ira
Brenda Farrar
B: 1956-05-16
D: 2017-08-31
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Farrar, Brenda
Dallas Eckman
B: 1987-10-22
D: 2017-08-26
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Eckman, Dallas
Donald Heisch
B: 1960-03-12
D: 2017-08-24
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Heisch, Donald
Alice Pointon
B: 1924-10-13
D: 2017-08-21
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Pointon, Alice
Edward Ackerman
B: 1952-09-16
D: 2017-08-10
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Ackerman, Edward

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