Obituaries

Reba Carlander
B: 1934-05-12
D: 2019-10-15
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Carlander, Reba
Martha Pryor
B: 1927-10-02
D: 2019-10-15
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Pryor, Martha
Esteban Montero
B: 1959-09-08
D: 2019-10-14
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Montero, Esteban
Robert Smith
B: 1955-01-09
D: 2019-10-12
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Smith, Robert
Frank Martinez
B: 1972-03-15
D: 2019-10-07
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Martinez, Frank
Peggy Adams
B: 1926-03-17
D: 2019-10-04
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Adams, Peggy
Chester Critchfield
B: 1927-04-18
D: 2019-09-26
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Critchfield, Chester
Celestine Martinez
B: 1958-07-27
D: 2019-09-26
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Martinez, Celestine
Jeanne Alexander
B: 1954-10-13
D: 2019-09-25
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Alexander, Jeanne
Cheryl Watters
B: 1945-09-11
D: 2019-09-23
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Watters, Cheryl
Howard Cagle
B: 1946-09-09
D: 2019-09-23
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Cagle, Howard
Shannah McAlpine
B: 2016-09-24
D: 2019-09-22
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McAlpine, Shannah
Bennie Dixon
B: 1957-06-08
D: 2019-09-22
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Dixon, Bennie
Wendy Walker
B: 1982-01-21
D: 2019-09-20
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Walker, Wendy
Earl Flory
B: 1935-11-19
D: 2019-09-18
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Flory, Earl
Peggy Parsons
B: 1930-10-07
D: 2019-09-17
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Parsons, Peggy
Gloria Lasly
B: 1948-02-14
D: 2019-09-16
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Lasly, Gloria
Rodney Corbin
B: 1954-06-28
D: 2019-09-16
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Corbin, Rodney
Kevin Lewis
B: 1967-04-10
D: 2019-09-12
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Lewis, Kevin
Roy Jackson
B: 1947-02-19
D: 2019-09-10
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Jackson, Roy
Antonio Mendoza
B: 1938-06-23
D: 2019-09-09
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Mendoza, Antonio

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