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Elizabeth McCurley
B: 1943-10-27
D: 2019-01-21
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McCurley, Elizabeth
Marion Fleming
B: 1923-12-05
D: 2019-01-20
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Fleming, Marion
Marjorie Coddington
B: 1928-03-28
D: 2019-01-20
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Coddington, Marjorie
Henry VanDeVyvere
B: 1940-05-08
D: 2019-01-19
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VanDeVyvere, Henry
Carlton Milby
B: 1935-01-16
D: 2019-01-18
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Milby, Carlton
Susan Webb
B: 1936-09-06
D: 2019-01-17
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Webb, Susan
Ronald Morman
B: 1944-07-27
D: 2019-01-17
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Morman, Ronald
Vinita Casey
B: 1934-07-06
D: 2019-01-16
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Casey, Vinita
Darlene Huey
B: 1938-06-10
D: 2019-01-15
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Huey, Darlene
Jeanne Farrand
B: 1929-03-10
D: 2019-01-13
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Farrand, Jeanne
Charley VanLaere
B: 1946-07-13
D: 2019-01-13
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VanLaere, Charley
Stewart Totty
B: 1944-04-13
D: 2019-01-13
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Totty, Stewart
Peggy Goucher
B: 1951-11-24
D: 2019-01-12
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Goucher, Peggy
John Harris
B: 1954-07-16
D: 2019-01-12
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Harris, John
Billy Austin
B: 1955-03-12
D: 2019-01-11
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Austin, Billy
Jerry Turner
B: 1930-11-04
D: 2019-01-11
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Turner, Jerry
Terry Drake
B: 1948-07-20
D: 2019-01-11
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Drake, Terry
Daniel Jones
B: 1943-01-23
D: 2019-01-11
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Jones, Daniel
Sandra James
B: 1953-02-03
D: 2019-01-09
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James, Sandra
Gary Hurla
B: 1946-06-20
D: 2019-01-08
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Hurla, Gary
Harland "Bob" Hawley
B: 1929-02-20
D: 2019-01-07
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Hawley, Harland "Bob"

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