Obituaries

Alma DeVoe
B: 1944-04-27
D: 2017-04-25
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DeVoe, Alma
Roy Jenkins
B: 1943-05-18
D: 2017-04-24
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Jenkins, Roy
Bobby Robertson
B: 1936-10-12
D: 2017-04-19
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Robertson, Bobby
Bruce Warren
B: 1934-10-08
D: 2017-04-17
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Warren, Bruce
Nancy Hughes
B: 1931-01-08
D: 2017-04-10
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Hughes, Nancy
Mabel Thomasson
B: 1935-10-20
D: 2017-04-07
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Thomasson, Mabel
Frank Flippen
B: 1952-08-25
D: 2017-04-07
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Flippen, Frank
Mattie Williams
B: 1933-11-14
D: 2017-04-05
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Williams, Mattie
Stephanie Taylor
B: 1970-03-09
D: 2017-03-30
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Taylor, Stephanie
Herbert Read
B: 1937-04-14
D: 2017-03-29
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Read, Herbert
Paul Cannaday
B: 1920-04-10
D: 2017-03-24
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Cannaday, Paul
Nancy Jo Smallwood
B: 1957-08-04
D: 2017-03-08
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Smallwood, Nancy Jo
Luther Coleman
B: 1940-06-29
D: 2017-03-01
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Coleman, Luther
Norine Perdue
B: 1944-07-06
D: 2017-02-27
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Perdue, Norine
James Massey
B: 1948-06-08
D: 2017-02-24
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Massey, James
Estelle Lewis
B: 1925-09-13
D: 2017-02-19
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Lewis, Estelle
Mary Fain
B: 1923-06-17
D: 2017-02-18
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Fain, Mary
Annie Lusk
B: 1923-04-13
D: 2017-02-12
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Lusk, Annie
Charlotte Agee
B: 1949-10-02
D: 2017-02-02
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Agee, Charlotte
Lilliam Barbour
B: 1927-01-10
D: 2017-02-01
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Barbour, Lilliam
Richard Marshall
B: 1948-05-06
D: 2017-01-23
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Marshall, Richard

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