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Billy Barks
B: 1943-05-20
D: 2017-08-17
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Barks, Billy
Kenneth "Kenny" Allen
B: 1937-07-15
D: 2017-08-16
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Allen, Kenneth "Kenny"
Iva Crutchfield
B: 1921-12-02
D: 2017-08-13
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Crutchfield, Iva
William Asher
B: 1956-09-15
D: 2017-08-05
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Asher, William
Billy Porter
B: 1943-07-21
D: 2017-08-04
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Porter, Billy
Dora Freyermuth
B: 1930-10-06
D: 2017-08-01
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Freyermuth, Dora
Donna Abernathy
B: 1955-01-21
D: 2017-07-29
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Abernathy, Donna
Lynn White
B: 1947-09-25
D: 2017-07-26
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White, Lynn
George Lister
B: 1953-04-23
D: 2017-07-22
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Lister, George
Stephen Hough
B: 1945-11-02
D: 2017-07-15
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Hough, Stephen
Norman Jackson
B: 1950-09-16
D: 2017-07-04
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Jackson, Norman
William "Bud" Johnson
B: 1964-02-17
D: 2017-07-02
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Johnson, William "Bud"
Lulu Ward
B: 1918-10-07
D: 2017-07-01
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Ward, Lulu
Betty Lewis
D: 2017-06-28
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Lewis, Betty
Kenneth Joy
B: 1941-01-08
D: 2017-06-24
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Joy, Kenneth
Doris Roberts
B: 1924-10-21
D: 2017-06-23
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Roberts, Doris
Joseph Brinkley
B: 1940-09-17
D: 2017-06-23
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Brinkley, Joseph
Clanton Perry
B: 1959-03-03
D: 2017-06-22
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Perry, Clanton
David Gayle
B: 1943-12-28
D: 2017-06-14
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Gayle, David
Larry Goodrich
B: 1945-08-01
D: 2017-06-12
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Goodrich, Larry
Patricia Paccione
B: 1958-04-29
D: 2017-06-11
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Paccione, Patricia

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  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
  • Please accept my condolences on the loss of your partner.
  • With deepest sympathy for your loss.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • 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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