Obituaries

Janis McGee
B: 1947-01-14
D: 2017-05-17
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McGee, Janis
George Wingard
B: 1924-08-08
D: 2017-05-13
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Wingard, George
Mary Horton
B: 1921-12-27
D: 2017-05-06
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Horton, Mary
LTC Arthur Robert "Bob" Cyr
B: 1937-11-10
D: 2017-05-02
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Cyr, LTC Arthur Robert "Bob"
James Rumfield
B: 1948-12-21
D: 2017-05-01
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Rumfield, James
Barbara Dolphin
B: 1935-08-24
D: 2017-04-26
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Dolphin, Barbara
Cynthia King
B: 1956-05-12
D: 2017-04-25
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King, Cynthia
Jose Llerena
B: 1939-11-18
D: 2017-04-23
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Llerena, Jose
Richelle Strickland
B: 1991-10-21
D: 2017-04-22
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Strickland, Richelle
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

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