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Margaret Patat
B: 1936-09-07
D: 2016-09-22
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Patat, Margaret
Harry Fancher
B: 1937-12-22
D: 2016-09-21
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Fancher, Harry
Buddy Logan
B: 1945-10-29
D: 2016-09-21
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Logan, Buddy
William Hillsman
B: 1948-12-05
D: 2016-09-20
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Hillsman, William
Saxton Gaskin
B: 1929-06-05
D: 2016-09-20
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Gaskin, Saxton
Laura Rogers
B: 1930-07-15
D: 2016-09-19
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Rogers, Laura
Maria Pozo-Hurtado
B: 1969-05-06
D: 2016-09-19
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Pozo-Hurtado, Maria
Robert Somers
D: 2016-09-19
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Somers, Robert
Leslie Neal
B: 1954-10-23
D: 2016-09-19
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Neal, Leslie
George Garrison
B: 1944-04-28
D: 2016-09-18
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Garrison, George
Phyllis Ward
D: 2016-09-17
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Ward, Phyllis
Maxie Hubbard
B: 1928-09-30
D: 2016-09-16
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Hubbard, Maxie
Grady McCannon
B: 1951-10-06
D: 2016-09-16
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McCannon, Grady
Floyd Smigiel
B: 1948-11-15
D: 2016-09-16
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Smigiel, Floyd
Alan Grindle
D: 2016-09-16
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Grindle, Alan
Blake Evans
B: 1985-10-28
D: 2016-09-13
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Evans, Blake
Gerald Faulkner
B: 1946-05-02
D: 2016-09-13
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Faulkner, Gerald
Donna Davis
D: 2016-09-13
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Davis, Donna
Charlotte Alewine
B: 1955-05-16
D: 2016-09-13
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Alewine, Charlotte
James Odom
B: 1944-06-21
D: 2016-09-12
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Odom, James
Candace Todd
B: 1945-09-29
D: 2016-09-10
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Todd, Candace

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