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William Jones
B: 1938-10-01
D: 2016-06-29
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Jones, William
Alvin Ivie
D: 2016-06-27
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Ivie, Alvin
Hazel Middleton
B: 1936-10-09
D: 2016-06-26
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Middleton, Hazel
William Schultz
B: 1952-07-13
D: 2016-06-26
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Schultz, William
Dorothy Morris
B: 1925-09-24
D: 2016-06-24
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Morris, Dorothy
Joyce Smith
B: 1929-04-23
D: 2016-06-21
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Smith, Joyce
Lois Hutchinson
B: 1922-12-11
D: 2016-06-17
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Hutchinson, Lois
Geraldine Elder
D: 2016-06-16
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Elder, Geraldine
Steve Burroughs
B: 1960-11-17
D: 2016-06-16
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Burroughs, Steve
Hilda Patton
B: 1931-02-16
D: 2016-06-16
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Patton, Hilda
Michael Carson
B: 1954-08-27
D: 2016-06-15
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Carson, Michael
Frances Baker
B: 1923-03-22
D: 2016-06-14
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Baker, Frances
Helen Hooten
B: 1943-08-30
D: 2016-06-13
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Hooten, Helen
Cathy Mullins
B: 1966-06-05
D: 2016-06-11
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Mullins, Cathy
Jennifer Gilley
B: 1967-12-14
D: 2016-06-10
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Gilley, Jennifer
Anna Boling
B: 1959-07-02
D: 2016-06-10
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Boling, Anna
Jimmie Duncan
B: 1933-03-19
D: 2016-06-09
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Duncan, Jimmie
Doris Bell
B: 1934-08-23
D: 2016-06-08
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Bell, Doris
James McDaniel
B: 1964-12-10
D: 2016-06-08
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McDaniel, James
Rosetta Lee
B: 1939-04-03
D: 2016-06-07
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Lee, Rosetta
Mary Canning
B: 1926-11-04
D: 2016-06-06
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Canning, Mary

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