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Kermit Peters
B: 1931-09-14
D: 2019-05-19
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Peters, Kermit
Barbara Thacker
B: 1952-12-20
D: 2019-05-19
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Thacker, Barbara
Adam Singleton
B: 1969-09-12
D: 2019-05-18
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Singleton, Adam
Robert Raynes
B: 1931-07-12
D: 2019-05-17
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Raynes, Robert
Helen Riner
B: 1931-04-02
D: 2019-05-17
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Riner, Helen
William Walker
B: 1939-11-06
D: 2019-05-16
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Walker, William
Ronda Middleton
B: 1970-02-01
D: 2019-05-16
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Middleton, Ronda
Rosalee Hutcheson
B: 1923-11-17
D: 2019-05-14
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Hutcheson, Rosalee
Dorothy Lambert
B: 1920-06-30
D: 2019-05-14
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Lambert, Dorothy
Adolph Roberts
B: 1919-05-21
D: 2019-05-14
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Roberts, Adolph
Betty Hubble
B: 1926-03-11
D: 2019-05-13
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Hubble, Betty
John Cauveren
B: 1949-05-27
D: 2019-05-13
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Cauveren, John
Sgt. Mark Bryant
B: 1989-05-07
D: 2019-05-11
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Bryant, Sgt. Mark
Jane Byrnes
B: 1934-06-08
D: 2019-05-10
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Byrnes, Jane
Theadora Stiegler
B: 1928-04-10
D: 2019-05-08
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Stiegler, Theadora
Julie Reno
B: 1963-10-10
D: 2019-05-08
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Reno, Julie
Eleanor Cutler
B: 1929-05-15
D: 2019-05-08
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Cutler, Eleanor
Dee Ann Yancey
B: 1947-05-24
D: 2019-05-07
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Yancey, Dee Ann
Lawrence Freemyer
B: 1944-11-30
D: 2019-05-07
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Freemyer, Lawrence
Randi Mashburn
B: 1956-05-02
D: 2019-05-06
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Mashburn, Randi
Frankie Shelton
B: 1955-10-12
D: 2019-05-04
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Shelton, Frankie

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  • Please accept my condolences on the loss of your partner.
  • With deepest sympathy for your loss.
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  • Please know our loving thoughts embrace you each and every day.
  • Thinking of you in these difficult times and sending you love.
  • With heartfelt condolences.
  • Wishing you comfort at this sorrowful time.
  • 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.
  • You are in our prayers.
  • May your memories give you strength.
  • 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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