Obituaries

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
Sammy Rankin
B: 1946-10-15
D: 2017-02-28
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Rankin, Sammy
William Crisp
B: 1949-06-24
D: 2017-02-27
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Crisp, William
Esequiel Hernandez
B: 1965-04-10
D: 2017-02-26
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Hernandez, Esequiel
Gladys Pullease
B: 1924-01-29
D: 2017-02-25
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Pullease, Gladys
Deborah Tolbert
B: 1952-03-12
D: 2017-02-25
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Tolbert, Deborah
Randy Harmon
B: 1975-07-09
D: 2017-02-19
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Harmon, Randy
Francis Tuten
B: 1949-04-09
D: 2017-02-19
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Tuten, Francis
Donna Lawrence
B: 1945-04-15
D: 2017-02-13
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Lawrence, Donna
Paul Rothaus
B: 1930-04-08
D: 2017-02-12
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Rothaus, Paul
Robert Anders
B: 1923-01-28
D: 2017-02-09
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Anders, Robert
Joyce Human
B: 1956-09-27
D: 2017-02-08
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Human, Joyce
Maria Cain
B: 1938-11-07
D: 2017-02-02
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Cain, Maria
Virginia McHan
B: 1932-12-18
D: 2017-01-19
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McHan, Virginia
Dawn Hanson
B: 1970-07-11
D: 2017-01-19
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Hanson, Dawn

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