Obituaries

James Bartgis
B: 1932-10-17
D: 2016-05-28
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Bartgis, James
Carl Townsend
B: 1938-04-01
D: 2016-05-27
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Townsend, Carl
Rev. Larry Foster
B: 1949-06-01
D: 2016-05-26
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Foster, Rev. Larry
Rebecca Manor
B: 1984-06-29
D: 2016-05-25
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Manor, Rebecca
Timothy Bradley
B: 1956-02-14
D: 2016-05-24
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Bradley, Timothy
Kenneth Thurston
B: 1940-07-08
D: 2016-05-23
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Thurston, Kenneth
Gail Tinsman
B: 1940-08-12
D: 2016-05-23
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Tinsman, Gail
Newton Bray
B: 1933-06-09
D: 2016-05-23
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Bray, Newton
John Koestner
B: 1933-09-02
D: 2016-05-20
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Koestner, John
Kenneth Jacobs
B: 1918-04-18
D: 2016-05-19
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Jacobs, Kenneth
Jeffrey Reynolds
B: 1963-07-30
D: 2016-05-19
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Reynolds, Jeffrey
Gabriel Hurst
B: 2014-12-13
D: 2016-05-19
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Hurst, Gabriel
Kenneth White
B: 1943-05-05
D: 2016-05-19
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White, Kenneth
Philip Stevens
B: 1941-12-08
D: 2016-05-17
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Stevens, Philip
John Ferguson
B: 1961-11-09
D: 2016-05-16
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Ferguson, John
Francis Harmon
B: 1942-05-17
D: 2016-05-15
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Harmon, Francis
Jerry Boyd, Sr.
B: 1943-04-19
D: 2016-05-14
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Boyd, Sr., Jerry
James Williams
B: 1943-03-07
D: 2016-05-13
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Williams, James
Theodore Snyder
B: 1944-02-06
D: 2016-05-13
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Snyder, Theodore
Daniel Luttrell
B: 1977-09-01
D: 2016-05-13
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Luttrell, Daniel
Robert Lewis
B: 1946-07-23
D: 2016-05-11
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Lewis, Robert

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