Obituaries

Stuart Greenleaf
D: 2020-01-22
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Greenleaf, Stuart
Edwin Dexter
B: 1924-10-07
D: 2020-01-19
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Dexter, Edwin
Douglas Bragg
D: 2020-01-16
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Bragg, Douglas
Christine Ham
B: 1952-03-23
D: 2020-01-15
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Ham, Christine
Arthur Coulter
B: 1925-06-16
D: 2020-01-14
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Coulter, Arthur
Elaine Williamson
B: 1940-10-13
D: 2020-01-14
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Williamson, Elaine
Viola Rawley
B: 1935-05-21
D: 2020-01-13
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Rawley, Viola
Robie Robbins
B: 1924-10-09
D: 2020-01-10
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Robbins, Robie
Deborah Beam
B: 1961-02-14
D: 2020-01-10
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Beam, Deborah
George Shultz
B: 1934-04-27
D: 2020-01-07
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Shultz, George
Karen Pinkham
D: 2020-01-05
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Pinkham, Karen
Nancy Banfield
D: 2020-01-02
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Banfield, Nancy
Corrinna Farrell
D: 2019-12-29
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Farrell, Corrinna
Terrance Dwyer
B: 1939-09-27
D: 2019-12-25
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Dwyer, Terrance
Elizabeth "Betty" Keith
D: 2019-12-19
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Keith, Elizabeth "Betty"
Richard Donlin
B: 1948-08-14
D: 2019-12-18
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Donlin, Richard
Mildred Stafford
B: 1922-01-07
D: 2019-12-16
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Stafford, Mildred
Miriam Blackmon
B: 1922-09-07
D: 2019-12-16
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Blackmon, Miriam
June Hoyt
B: 1923-01-27
D: 2019-12-13
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Hoyt, June
Richard Cain
D: 2019-12-09
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Cain, Richard
Reba Pixley
D: 2019-12-09
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Pixley, Reba

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