Obituaries

Larry Torrey
B: 1948-02-12
D: 2017-05-14
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Torrey, Larry
Donna Baugh
D: 2017-05-06
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Baugh, Donna
Orville Burton
B: 1957-10-23
D: 2017-05-04
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Burton, Orville
Coy Haislip
B: 1937-07-25
D: 2017-05-02
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Haislip, Coy
Col. Charles Palmer
B: 1938-03-16
D: 2017-04-30
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Palmer, Col. Charles
Harold Lawrence
B: 1930-07-03
D: 2017-04-28
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Lawrence, Harold
Kathy Jenkins
B: 1956-09-20
D: 2017-04-25
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Jenkins, Kathy
Cathy Bair
B: 1956-02-22
D: 2017-04-21
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Bair, Cathy
Jerry Bailey
B: 1964-07-26
D: 2017-04-18
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Bailey, Jerry
Raymond Carmack
B: 1942-02-09
D: 2017-04-16
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Carmack, Raymond
Warren Bell
B: 1979-02-15
D: 2017-04-04
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Bell, Warren
William Logan
B: 1925-01-13
D: 2017-03-25
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Logan, William
Ruth Foy
B: 1914-08-01
D: 2017-03-23
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Foy, Ruth
Carolyn Geiger
B: 1918-12-17
D: 2017-03-18
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Geiger, Carolyn
Elsie O'Berry
B: 1929-10-29
D: 2017-03-10
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O'Berry, Elsie
James Rhodes
B: 1967-06-30
D: 2017-03-10
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Rhodes, James
Ralph Wilkerson
B: 1936-11-04
D: 2017-03-06
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Wilkerson, Ralph
Joseph Johnson
B: 1924-12-25
D: 2017-03-03
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Johnson, Joseph
Carolyn Blomgren
B: 1929-09-14
D: 2017-02-26
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Blomgren, Carolyn
Harold Bennett, II
B: 1922-09-15
D: 2017-02-18
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Bennett, II, Harold
Dale Bucher Beale
B: 1953-09-17
D: 2017-02-13
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Bucher Beale, Dale

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