John Maltese
B: 1920-02-19
D: 2015-10-11
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Maltese, John
Benny Craft
B: 1940-03-04
D: 2015-10-10
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Christopher Downey
B: 1963-09-15
D: 2015-10-09
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Downey, Christopher
Connie Russell
B: 1944-09-27
D: 2015-10-09
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Russell, Connie
Christie Patterson
D: 2015-10-07
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Patterson, Christie
Catherine Lind
B: 1953-07-01
D: 2015-10-06
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Lind, Catherine
Dorothy Ogle
D: 2015-10-05
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Ogle, Dorothy
Linda Baker
B: 1941-03-03
D: 2015-10-04
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Baker, Linda
Shelby Dean
B: 1938-08-26
D: 2015-10-01
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Dean, Shelby
Betty Barrentine
B: 1946-12-18
D: 2015-10-01
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Barrentine, Betty
Juda Smaltz
B: 1944-08-05
D: 2015-09-26
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Smaltz, Juda
Janice Farris
B: 1946-06-28
D: 2015-09-26
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Farris, Janice
Margaret Hansford
B: 1920-02-02
D: 2015-09-25
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Steve Cowart
B: 1952-02-05
D: 2015-09-25
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Cowart, Steve
Helen McArthur
B: 1926-12-19
D: 2015-09-24
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McArthur, Helen
M. Griffith
B: 1923-09-16
D: 2015-09-21
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Griffith, M.
James Forrester
B: 1939-09-16
D: 2015-09-20
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Forrester, James
W.C. Smith
B: 1924-09-25
D: 2015-09-20
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Smith, W.C.
Wanda Lee
B: 1944-01-08
D: 2015-09-20
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Lee, Wanda
Cokey Elder
B: 1946-02-25
D: 2015-09-19
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Elder, Cokey
Mitch Huff
B: 1951-03-07
D: 2015-09-19
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