Obituaries

Jean Penney
B: 1946-04-22
D: 2019-07-31
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Penney, Jean
Richard Ellis
B: 1942-03-14
D: 2019-07-24
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Ellis, Richard
Shirley Alley
B: 1944-12-29
D: 2019-07-09
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Alley, Shirley
Winnifred Anderson
B: 1930-10-16
D: 2019-07-08
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Anderson, Winnifred
Carolyn Scripture
B: 1946-04-17
D: 2019-07-06
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Scripture, Carolyn
Angus Brasslett
B: 1947-10-15
D: 2019-07-02
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Brasslett, Angus
Bernice Turcotte
B: 1937-08-20
D: 2019-06-12
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Turcotte, Bernice
Michael Martin
B: 1954-02-07
D: 2019-06-11
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Martin, Michael
James Bair
B: 1934-10-13
D: 2019-06-09
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Bair, James
Jean Sturtevant
B: 1939-01-11
D: 2019-05-22
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Sturtevant, Jean
Ellen Mallar
B: 1944-07-04
D: 2019-05-21
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Mallar, Ellen
Daniel Clark
B: 1979-03-28
D: 2019-05-03
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Clark, Daniel
Krista Lizak
B: 1971-04-20
D: 2019-04-30
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Lizak, Krista
Kevin Cuddy
B: 1944-04-25
D: 2019-04-23
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Cuddy, Kevin
James Kernan
B: 1962-09-03
D: 2019-04-18
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Kernan, James
LeRoy Dubay
B: 1945-05-18
D: 2019-04-01
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Dubay, LeRoy
James Paschal
D: 2019-03-28
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Paschal, James
Clair Hesseltine
B: 1936-08-20
D: 2019-03-27
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Hesseltine, Clair
Edward Hobbs
B: 1935-12-08
D: 2019-03-13
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Hobbs, Edward
Robert Sibley
B: 1926-10-23
D: 2019-03-10
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Sibley, Robert
Russell Smith
B: 1938-08-02
D: 2019-03-05
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Smith, Russell

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