Obituaries

Norma Burrows
B: 1929-08-24
D: 2017-09-21
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Burrows, Norma
Don Ward Needham
B: 1940-06-02
D: 2017-09-21
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Needham, Don Ward
Betty McDonald
B: 1928-11-08
D: 2017-09-18
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McDonald, Betty
Francis F.J. "Papa" Staff
B: 1924-12-14
D: 2017-09-16
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Staff, Francis F.J. "Papa"
Elizabeth Broyles - Pettey
B: 1924-12-24
D: 2017-09-14
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Broyles - Pettey, Elizabeth
Karen Daugbjerg
B: 1958-11-02
D: 2017-09-14
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Daugbjerg, Karen
Richard Kenny
D: 2017-09-14
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Kenny, Richard
Cecelia Syptak
B: 1931-10-24
D: 2017-09-13
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Syptak, Cecelia
Chow Woo
B: 1926-11-21
D: 2017-09-13
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Woo, Chow
Dale Ledet
B: 1939-10-16
D: 2017-09-03
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Ledet, Dale
John Bingham O'Heeron
B: 1941-10-28
D: 2017-09-01
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O'Heeron, John Bingham
Mrs. Willien Matzke Plackemeier
B: 1925-12-15
D: 2017-08-31
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Plackemeier, Mrs. Willien Matzke
Mary Ann Hagemeister
B: 1927-05-01
D: 2017-08-31
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Hagemeister, Mary Ann
Windell Dunn
B: 1938-02-18
D: 2017-08-29
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Dunn, Windell
Pedro Munoz
B: 1936-06-21
D: 2017-08-29
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Munoz, Pedro
Kenneth Attebery
B: 1934-10-31
D: 2017-08-28
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Attebery, Kenneth
Irma Hubel Williams
B: 1925-06-07
D: 2017-08-26
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Williams, Irma Hubel
Eusebio Martinez
B: 1961-08-14
D: 2017-08-25
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Martinez, Eusebio
Mary Morgan
B: 1938-03-10
D: 2017-08-25
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Morgan, Mary
Gerlin Taylor
B: 1920-08-13
D: 2017-08-22
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Taylor, Gerlin
Lee Tilotta
B: 1929-06-15
D: 2017-08-22
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Tilotta, Lee

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