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John Valentine
B: 1931-08-03
D: 2018-10-11
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Valentine, John
Dorothy Gearheart
B: 1932-03-29
D: 2018-10-10
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Gearheart, Dorothy
Miriam Brown
B: 1940-02-08
D: 2018-10-09
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Brown, Miriam
John Eubanks
B: 1928-03-15
D: 2018-10-09
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Eubanks, John
Gary Smith
B: 1944-08-17
D: 2018-10-08
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Smith, Gary
Richard Hockaday
B: 1981-05-15
D: 2018-10-08
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Hockaday, Richard
Edward Wiley
B: 1941-08-23
D: 2018-10-03
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Wiley, Edward
Lorna Mitchell
B: 1926-04-25
D: 2018-09-27
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Mitchell, Lorna
Frederick Noland
B: 1948-01-11
D: 2018-09-24
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Noland, Frederick
Robert McRee
B: 1933-03-07
D: 2018-09-24
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McRee, Robert
Randall Ritchie
B: 1997-09-09
D: 2018-09-22
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Ritchie, Randall
Lee Lambert
B: 1930-01-21
D: 2018-09-20
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Lambert, Lee
Susan Hodge
B: 1955-03-24
D: 2018-09-15
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Hodge, Susan
John Durrant
B: 1956-08-03
D: 2018-09-14
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Durrant, John
Christopher Collins
B: 1979-03-06
D: 2018-09-12
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Collins, Christopher
Daniel Lusk
B: 1983-09-11
D: 2018-09-11
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Lusk, Daniel
Mona Bayless
B: 1918-10-07
D: 2018-09-08
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Bayless, Mona
Richard Dean
B: 1974-01-24
D: 2018-09-08
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Dean, Richard
Wilma Barber
B: 1923-12-13
D: 2018-09-06
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Barber, Wilma
Leon Ream
B: 1942-07-28
D: 2018-09-04
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Ream, Leon
Vivian Bechtel
B: 1934-02-11
D: 2018-09-04
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Bechtel, Vivian

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