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Deborah Reynolds
D: 2017-05-26
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Reynolds, Deborah
Sylvia Summers
B: 1942-02-19
D: 2017-05-23
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Summers, Sylvia
Isabella Chambers
B: 1951-06-20
D: 2017-05-17
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Chambers, Isabella
Angela McClelland
B: 1973-02-18
D: 2017-05-16
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McClelland, Angela
Alberta Nichols
D: 2017-05-15
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Nichols, Alberta
George Thomas
B: 1954-05-27
D: 2017-05-14
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Thomas, George
Linda Everhart
B: 1959-10-31
D: 2017-05-12
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Everhart, Linda
Peggy Angell
B: 1953-03-05
D: 2017-05-09
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Angell, Peggy
Gertrude Miller
B: 1932-04-16
D: 2017-05-08
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Miller, Gertrude
Catherine Heaggans
B: 1935-05-27
D: 2017-05-05
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Heaggans, Catherine
Charlene Steele
B: 1958-07-21
D: 2017-05-02
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Steele, Charlene
Margaree Rankin
B: 1952-04-28
D: 2017-05-02
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Rankin, Margaree
Kenneth Ramsey
B: 1952-07-06
D: 2017-05-01
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Ramsey, Kenneth
Lawson Clark
B: 1927-10-11
D: 2017-04-29
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Clark, Lawson
Marsherry Shuford
B: 1951-02-22
D: 2017-04-23
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Shuford, Marsherry
Mary Torrence
B: 1951-12-10
D: 2017-04-22
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Torrence, Mary
Hosea Howard
B: 1941-05-24
D: 2017-04-19
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Howard, Hosea
Joyce Byers
B: 1959-10-07
D: 2017-04-19
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Byers, Joyce
James Tate
B: 1945-01-21
D: 2017-04-18
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Tate, James
Elsie Campbell
B: 1936-09-18
D: 2017-04-18
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Campbell, Elsie
Sheba Keaton
B: 1953-08-04
D: 2017-04-17
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Keaton, Sheba

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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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