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Billy Lindley
B: 1977-01-09
D: 2018-01-20
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Lindley, Billy
Sue Gatewood
B: 1923-08-08
D: 2018-01-19
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Gatewood, Sue
Gary Keener
B: 1942-11-18
D: 2018-01-17
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Keener, Gary
Altha Venable
B: 1920-10-08
D: 2018-01-15
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Venable, Altha
Gene Stone
B: 1937-07-22
D: 2018-01-14
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Stone, Gene
Larry Legate
B: 1946-07-31
D: 2018-01-14
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Legate, Larry
Faydell Gilbreath
B: 1924-05-28
D: 2018-01-12
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Gilbreath, Faydell
Bobby McCarley
B: 1932-02-01
D: 2018-01-11
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McCarley, Bobby
Martha Harrell
B: 1922-08-16
D: 2018-01-10
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Harrell, Martha
Freddie Dlugosh
B: 1938-02-27
D: 2018-01-09
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Dlugosh, Freddie
Charles Morris
B: 1936-12-30
D: 2018-01-06
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Morris, Charles
Nancy Crain
B: 1939-09-28
D: 2018-01-05
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Crain, Nancy
Natisha Jackson
B: 1973-10-25
D: 2018-01-05
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Jackson, Natisha
Nora Waters
B: 1926-09-13
D: 2018-01-04
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Waters, Nora
Bobby Temple
B: 1929-12-21
D: 2018-01-02
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Temple, Bobby
Arlene Rundquist
B: 1941-02-11
D: 2018-01-01
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Rundquist, Arlene
Sherrill Carroll
B: 1932-10-13
D: 2017-12-31
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Carroll, Sherrill
Jimmie Burleson
B: 1945-03-12
D: 2017-12-30
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Burleson, Jimmie
Barry Conerly
B: 1951-06-26
D: 2017-12-29
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Conerly, Barry
Danny Garner
B: 1957-09-17
D: 2017-12-29
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Garner, Danny
J. Corley
B: 1937-03-27
D: 2017-12-28
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Corley, J.

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