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Geraldine Ivie
B: 1929-01-15
D: 2017-11-15
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Ivie, Geraldine
Frances Freeman Barrett
B: 1931-10-23
D: 2017-11-13
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Freeman Barrett, Frances
Jaunita Maude Davis Lovell
B: 1938-03-03
D: 2017-11-11
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Lovell, Jaunita Maude Davis
Helen Rogers
B: 1935-11-03
D: 2017-11-09
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Rogers, Helen
Deborah Brown
B: 1957-10-25
D: 2017-11-06
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Brown, Deborah
Charles Randall Landers
B: 1942-06-03
D: 2017-11-05
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Landers, Charles Randall
Charles Lee "Chuckie" Everett
B: 1964-04-18
D: 2017-11-04
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Everett, Charles Lee "Chuckie"
Zemirah DeLaria
B: 2015-08-24
D: 2017-11-03
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DeLaria, Zemirah
Rev. Verner London
B: 1928-10-11
D: 2017-11-02
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London, Rev. Verner
Matthew Corey "Matt" Shockley
B: 1983-04-11
D: 2017-11-02
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Shockley, Matthew Corey "Matt"
Clarence Hollis
B: 1926-05-18
D: 2017-11-01
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Hollis, Clarence
Mike Shiflett
B: 1955-06-01
D: 2017-10-31
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Shiflett, Mike
Phoebe Dillashaw
B: 1929-11-18
D: 2017-10-28
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Dillashaw, Phoebe
Celeste Hoose
B: 1953-01-19
D: 2017-10-28
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Hoose, Celeste
William Floyd Martin
B: 1943-08-06
D: 2017-10-26
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Martin, William Floyd
Jeff Hart
B: 1960-04-30
D: 2017-10-26
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Hart, Jeff
Zekeiah "Nikki" Cole Hunt
B: 1980-12-17
D: 2017-10-23
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Cole Hunt, Zekeiah "Nikki"
Carl Cook
B: 1931-12-11
D: 2017-10-20
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Cook, Carl
Timothy Hulsey
B: 1957-10-18
D: 2017-10-18
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Hulsey, Timothy
Audrey Hulsey
B: 1930-01-15
D: 2017-10-07
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Hulsey, Audrey
Carol Brown
B: 1963-05-09
D: 2017-10-07
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Brown, Carol

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