Obituaries

Myrtle Pyle
B: 1944-09-22
D: 2018-11-11
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Pyle, Myrtle
Peggy Stehm
B: 1928-04-12
D: 2018-11-08
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Stehm, Peggy
Steve Riddle
B: 1962-02-25
D: 2018-11-04
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Riddle, Steve
Norma Johnson
B: 1939-10-07
D: 2018-11-03
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Johnson, Norma
Stephen Van Slyke
B: 1947-02-08
D: 2018-11-02
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Van Slyke, Stephen
Orissa "Risa" Doyle
B: 1934-07-13
D: 2018-11-01
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Doyle, Orissa "Risa"
Levy Sirmon
B: 1955-11-28
D: 2018-10-30
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Sirmon, Levy
Patricia "Pat" Compton
B: 1936-01-03
D: 2018-10-29
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Compton, Patricia "Pat"
Carl Lynch
B: 1949-11-07
D: 2018-10-28
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Lynch, Carl
Jack Butterfield
B: 1932-10-12
D: 2018-10-28
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Butterfield, Jack
DeWayne Hopkins
B: 1933-03-23
D: 2018-10-27
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Hopkins, DeWayne
Patricia Beard
B: 1935-04-26
D: 2018-10-25
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Beard, Patricia
Robert Rich
B: 1931-10-02
D: 2018-10-23
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Rich, Robert
Michael Yocum
B: 1951-11-12
D: 2018-10-20
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Yocum, Michael
Betty Mead
B: 1921-11-12
D: 2018-10-20
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Mead, Betty
Margaret Russell
B: 1917-01-05
D: 2018-10-19
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Russell, Margaret
Judy Johnson
B: 1947-07-20
D: 2018-10-18
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Johnson, Judy
Melvin O'Dell
B: 1931-02-28
D: 2018-10-18
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O'Dell, Melvin
Wanda Roland
B: 1936-10-05
D: 2018-10-18
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Roland, Wanda
Kenneth Keely
B: 1935-06-16
D: 2018-10-17
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Keely, Kenneth
Frank Carmichael
B: 1937-10-10
D: 2018-10-17
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Carmichael, Frank

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