Obituaries

Dorothy Morgan
B: 1939-03-06
D: 2017-06-21
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Morgan, Dorothy
Patsy Smith
B: 1931-11-15
D: 2017-06-21
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Smith, Patsy
Dorothy Coleman
B: 1926-05-06
D: 2017-06-20
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Coleman, Dorothy
Dorothy Overbey
B: 1930-07-02
D: 2017-06-19
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Overbey, Dorothy
Preston Walker
B: 1929-04-29
D: 2017-06-16
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Walker, Preston
Samuel George
B: 1922-12-02
D: 2017-06-14
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George, Samuel
Nelson Reiten
B: 1972-08-25
D: 2017-06-14
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Reiten, Nelson
Carroll Brown
B: 1955-12-24
D: 2017-06-12
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Brown, Carroll
Jean Fleshman
B: 1949-05-17
D: 2017-06-12
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Fleshman, Jean
Roselyn Hancock
B: 1929-08-20
D: 2017-06-10
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Hancock, Roselyn
Robert Rule
B: 1922-07-25
D: 2017-06-10
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Rule, Robert
Margaret Smith
B: 1947-01-02
D: 2017-06-09
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Smith, Margaret
William “Buck Jack” Rigby
B: 1927-12-29
D: 2017-06-07
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Rigby, William “Buck Jack”
Chester Ivey
B: 1946-07-20
D: 2017-06-06
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Ivey, Chester
Donald Dobrick
B: 1938-03-09
D: 2017-06-04
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Dobrick, Donald
Betty Story
B: 1930-11-17
D: 2017-06-04
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Story, Betty
Brenda Berry
B: 1955-09-28
D: 2017-06-03
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Berry, Brenda
Patricia Perry
B: 1936-01-03
D: 2017-06-01
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Perry, Patricia
Mary Holt
B: 1947-09-07
D: 2017-06-01
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Holt, Mary
Ellen Williams
B: 1945-01-26
D: 2017-05-31
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Williams, Ellen
Robert "Bobby" Harris
B: 1947-01-13
D: 2017-05-30
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Harris, Robert "Bobby"

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