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David Gardner
B: 1948-01-31
D: 2018-07-11
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Gardner, David
Raymond McIntosh, Jr.
B: 1961-06-11
D: 2018-07-11
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McIntosh, Jr., Raymond
Elizabeth Hicks
B: 1932-07-21
D: 2018-07-10
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Hicks, Elizabeth
Charles Payne Smith
B: 1950-01-24
D: 2018-07-03
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Smith, Charles Payne
Jimmie A. Smith
B: 1920-02-04
D: 2018-07-02
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Smith, Jimmie A.
Willard Gates
B: 1932-11-27
D: 2018-06-28
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Gates, Willard
Savannah Parker
B: 1985-08-18
D: 2018-06-16
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Parker, Savannah
Lantice Ted Dunn
B: 1944-01-24
D: 2018-06-10
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Dunn, Lantice Ted
John Bruce Thompson
B: 1946-06-20
D: 2018-06-09
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Thompson, John Bruce
James Edwin Boyette
B: 1950-06-11
D: 2018-06-08
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Boyette, James Edwin
Rhee Duke
B: 1933-11-25
D: 2018-06-02
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Duke, Rhee
David Bailey
B: 1974-11-19
D: 2018-05-27
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Bailey, David
Charlotte Patrick
B: 1969-01-16
D: 2018-05-25
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Patrick, Charlotte
Mary Elizabeth Noble
B: 1930-01-11
D: 2018-05-20
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Noble, Mary Elizabeth
Betty Jean Bradford
B: 1941-09-06
D: 2018-05-19
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Bradford, Betty Jean
Thomas E. Parden
B: 1936-08-30
D: 2018-05-19
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Parden, Thomas E.
Brooks Boutwell
B: 1981-08-01
D: 2018-05-16
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Boutwell, Brooks
Thomas Griffin
B: 1919-02-07
D: 2018-05-06
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Griffin, Thomas
Stan Maness
B: 1960-06-28
D: 2018-05-05
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Maness, Stan
Gloria Palmer
B: 1934-08-28
D: 2018-05-05
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Palmer, Gloria
Maggie Quinney
B: 1919-12-15
D: 2018-04-28
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Quinney, Maggie

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