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James Huff
B: 1927-09-05
D: 2018-04-20
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Huff, James
Hazel Thomas
B: 1917-09-27
D: 2018-04-19
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Thomas, Hazel
David Hutchins
B: 1944-11-22
D: 2018-04-19
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Hutchins, David
Carla Tucker
B: 1969-01-07
D: 2018-04-18
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Tucker, Carla
Ida Shelton
B: 1952-08-06
D: 2018-04-17
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Shelton, Ida
Denzil Capps
B: 1925-03-13
D: 2018-04-17
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Capps, Denzil
John Amos
B: 1939-04-09
D: 2018-04-16
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Amos, John
Phyllis Rasmussen
D: 2018-04-13
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Rasmussen, Phyllis
Alvin Mathews
B: 1950-03-10
D: 2018-04-13
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Mathews, Alvin
Stuart Sullivan
B: 1954-06-06
D: 2018-04-12
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Sullivan, Stuart
William Swinson
B: 1934-10-18
D: 2018-04-12
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Swinson, William
Mary Rowan
B: 1921-02-05
D: 2018-04-12
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Rowan, Mary
Ronnie Morris
B: 1948-09-30
D: 2018-04-11
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Morris, Ronnie
James Marable
B: 1935-02-24
D: 2018-04-10
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Marable, James
Teddy Weaver
B: 1953-03-08
D: 2018-04-07
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Weaver, Teddy
Brandon Lance
B: 1960-10-05
D: 2018-04-07
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Lance, Brandon
Joseph Lockman
B: 1934-11-11
D: 2018-04-06
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Lockman, Joseph
Berkeley Minor
B: 1938-04-07
D: 2018-04-05
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Minor, Berkeley
Lloyd Sawhill
B: 1924-08-26
D: 2018-04-05
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Sawhill, Lloyd
Jason McElhannon
B: 1977-11-05
D: 2018-04-04
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McElhannon, Jason
Ricky Eberhart
B: 1956-11-05
D: 2018-04-03
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Eberhart, Ricky

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