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Betty Stanton
B: 1935-07-12
D: 2017-11-19
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Stanton, Betty
Mable Young
B: 1928-05-08
D: 2017-11-16
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Young, Mable
Helen Barns
B: 1937-03-08
D: 2017-11-13
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Barns, Helen
Samuel Darty
B: 1959-02-09
D: 2017-11-13
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Darty, Samuel
Arvil Bryant
B: 1944-06-05
D: 2017-11-12
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Bryant, Arvil
Linda Dixon
B: 1956-10-20
D: 2017-11-10
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Dixon, Linda
Bonnie Taylor
B: 1925-10-11
D: 2017-11-08
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Taylor, Bonnie
Christopher "Shane" Sircy
B: 1978-06-22
D: 2017-11-08
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Sircy, Christopher "Shane"
Donald Schneider
B: 1935-08-03
D: 2017-11-04
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Schneider, Donald
Brandy Sutton
B: 1976-04-14
D: 2017-11-01
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Sutton, Brandy
William "Nate" Burchett
B: 1978-10-29
D: 2017-10-30
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Burchett, William "Nate"
Edwan Street
B: 1928-12-09
D: 2017-10-30
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Street, Edwan
Robert Reed
B: 1928-08-24
D: 2017-10-29
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Reed, Robert
Pearl Wheeler
B: 1929-08-28
D: 2017-10-29
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Wheeler, Pearl
Janie Bockman
B: 1927-10-24
D: 2017-10-27
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Bockman, Janie
Muriel Vondra
B: 1930-02-10
D: 2017-10-25
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Vondra, Muriel
Leona Wheeler
B: 1921-03-18
D: 2017-10-22
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Wheeler, Leona
Robert Coleman
B: 1947-04-11
D: 2017-10-21
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Coleman, Robert
Debra Dexter
B: 1963-06-24
D: 2017-10-20
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Dexter, Debra
Reginald "Reggie" Shanks
B: 1932-07-08
D: 2017-10-17
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Shanks, Reginald "Reggie"
Janice Laney
B: 1965-08-17
D: 2017-10-17
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Laney, Janice

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  • 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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  • Remember that we love and care about you.
  • May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

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