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Mazle Palmer
B: 1934-05-25
D: 2017-09-25
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Palmer, Mazle
Joycelyn Matherne
B: 1942-04-15
D: 2017-09-23
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Matherne , Joycelyn
Betty Hammond
B: 1934-06-15
D: 2017-09-18
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Hammond, Betty
Wesley Crawley
B: 1941-11-08
D: 2017-09-12
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Crawley, Wesley
Robert Naylor
B: 1955-01-22
D: 2017-09-09
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Naylor, Robert
Ramona Grable
B: 1961-04-25
D: 2017-08-30
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Grable, Ramona
Robert Lang
B: 1925-02-02
D: 2017-08-26
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Lang , Robert
Gerald Sirmon
B: 1968-04-04
D: 2017-08-26
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Sirmon, Gerald
Inez Riggs
B: 1940-11-28
D: 2017-08-22
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Riggs, Inez
John McElroy
B: 1974-12-20
D: 2017-08-15
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McElroy, John
Johnnie Dellavalle
B: 1955-02-23
D: 2017-08-14
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Dellavalle, Johnnie
Stephan Brown
B: 1965-08-26
D: 2017-08-09
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Brown, Stephan
Beverly Trimble
B: 1930-04-04
D: 2017-08-07
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Trimble, Beverly
John Nettles
B: 1957-09-23
D: 2017-08-06
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Nettles, John
Ervan Armstrong
D: 2017-08-03
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Armstrong, Ervan
Wayne Schaeffer
B: 1960-02-20
D: 2017-07-05
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Schaeffer, Wayne
John Zimmerman
B: 1956-07-21
D: 2017-07-03
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Zimmerman, John
Jeffery January
B: 1958-03-18
D: 2017-06-20
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January, Jeffery
Shane Booth
B: 1979-02-04
D: 2017-06-06
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Booth, Shane
Brenda Hummel
B: 1947-05-03
D: 2017-06-06
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Hummel, Brenda
Pearlie Chatman
B: 1939-10-14
D: 2017-05-27
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Chatman, Pearlie

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  • Please know our loving thoughts embrace you each and every day.
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  • Sharing in your sorrow, thinking of you and wishing I could be there
  • to hold your hand.
  • May the love of those around you, help you through the days ahead.
  • Hold tight to memories for comfort.
  • Lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.
  • As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Peace, prayers and blessings.
  • Words cannot even begin to express our sorrow.
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