Obituaries

Rudy McBee
B: 1944-02-01
D: 2019-08-21
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McBee, Rudy
Thomas Nalley
B: 1947-02-21
D: 2019-08-20
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Nalley, Thomas
Ralph Huttenhower
B: 1945-12-27
D: 2019-08-19
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Huttenhower, Ralph
Henry Lauer
B: 1945-09-06
D: 2019-08-19
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Lauer, Henry
Timothy Guynes
B: 1994-07-05
D: 2019-08-18
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Guynes, Timothy
Louis Block
B: 1943-09-22
D: 2019-08-16
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Block, Louis
Christina Bryson
B: 1951-06-25
D: 2019-08-14
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Bryson, Christina
Douglas Masters
B: 1954-07-10
D: 2019-08-08
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Masters, Douglas
Jimmy Frosch
B: 1962-08-29
D: 2019-08-05
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Frosch, Jimmy
Hardy Beard
B: 1947-09-08
D: 2019-07-30
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Beard, Hardy
Roxi Shahan
B: 1946-04-30
D: 2019-07-27
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Shahan, Roxi
June Nobles
B: 1932-06-02
D: 2019-07-26
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Nobles, June
Robert Reid
B: 1935-06-10
D: 2019-07-23
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Reid, Robert
Dennis Deemer
B: 1959-02-18
D: 2019-07-22
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Deemer, Dennis
Garland Bartek
B: 1946-03-05
D: 2019-07-21
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Bartek, Garland
Cheryl Drinovsky
B: 1962-03-31
D: 2019-07-21
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Drinovsky, Cheryl
Artha Lambert
B: 1938-09-01
D: 2019-07-12
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Lambert, Artha
Malcolm Martin
B: 1934-08-03
D: 2019-07-12
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Martin, Malcolm
Maxine Hernandez
B: 1966-12-05
D: 2019-07-07
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Hernandez, Maxine
David Hester
B: 1932-07-11
D: 2019-07-06
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Hester , David
Joseph Brasher
B: 1966-06-06
D: 2019-07-01
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Brasher, Joseph

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