Obituaries

Lavonia Zeigler
B: 1928-10-05
D: 2016-08-22
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Zeigler, Lavonia
John Starling
B: 1925-08-13
D: 2016-08-13
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Starling, John
Martha Luke
B: 1933-03-30
D: 2016-08-12
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Luke, Martha
Helen Holloway
B: 1928-09-08
D: 2016-08-09
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Holloway, Helen
Barbara Swaggerty
B: 1933-04-04
D: 2016-08-09
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Swaggerty, Barbara
Herman Warwick
B: 1932-07-15
D: 2016-08-08
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Warwick, Herman
David Faulk
B: 1958-04-29
D: 2016-08-02
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Faulk, David
Thomas Mansfield
B: 1942-06-12
D: 2016-08-02
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Mansfield, Thomas
Carlos Motes
B: 1927-10-07
D: 2016-08-01
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Motes, Carlos
Herman Smith
B: 1927-10-30
D: 2016-07-31
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Smith, Herman
Sandra O'Kane
B: 1937-10-13
D: 2016-07-30
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O'Kane, Sandra
Patsy Carter
B: 1946-12-21
D: 2016-07-30
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Carter, Patsy
Ben Porter
B: 1935-06-22
D: 2016-07-28
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Porter, Ben
Thomas Sandborn
B: 1950-04-23
D: 2016-07-28
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Sandborn, Thomas
David Angleton
B: 1944-01-18
D: 2016-07-27
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Angleton, David
Joyce Baker
B: 1930-08-21
D: 2016-07-26
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Baker, Joyce
Casimir Piwowarski
B: 1946-12-07
D: 2016-07-25
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Piwowarski, Casimir
Clinton Palmer
B: 1956-07-19
D: 2016-07-22
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Palmer, Clinton
Sharron Black
B: 1947-11-13
D: 2016-07-20
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Black, Sharron
Glenn Wilkinson
B: 1961-08-10
D: 2016-07-18
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Wilkinson, Glenn
Marie Anderson
B: 1934-01-15
D: 2016-07-18
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Anderson, Marie

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