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Elmer Gearner
B: 1935-05-08
D: 2019-07-13
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Gearner, Elmer
Betty Vinson
B: 1939-12-14
D: 2019-07-13
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Vinson, Betty
Ernest Jett
B: 1920-04-11
D: 2019-07-11
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Jett, Ernest
James Wagoner
B: 1944-01-19
D: 2019-07-10
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Wagoner, James
Marilyn Lucas
B: 1941-09-18
D: 2019-07-04
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Lucas, Marilyn
Larry Black
B: 1948-02-11
D: 2019-07-02
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Black, Larry
Tommie Shirley
B: 1929-10-24
D: 2019-07-01
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Shirley, Tommie
Lillie Corbin
B: 1925-08-30
D: 2019-06-30
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Corbin, Lillie
Helen Beard
B: 1935-01-25
D: 2019-06-28
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Beard, Helen
Mark Elkins
B: 1956-07-16
D: 2019-06-27
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Elkins, Mark
Steven Roth
B: 1951-02-21
D: 2019-06-25
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Roth, Steven
Millie Thurman
B: 1928-03-20
D: 2019-06-23
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Thurman, Millie
Kevin Wilkins
B: 1967-04-17
D: 2019-06-21
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Wilkins, Kevin
Mollie Ellis
B: 1936-02-28
D: 2019-06-20
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Ellis, Mollie
Robert Aldridge
B: 1934-08-13
D: 2019-06-20
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Aldridge, Robert
Chester McCallum
B: 1930-03-05
D: 2019-06-19
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McCallum, Chester
Adolph Mellenberger
B: 1942-11-11
D: 2019-06-19
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Mellenberger, Adolph
Alice Harget
B: 1951-06-18
D: 2019-06-16
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Harget, Alice
Juanita Dykes
B: 1929-07-29
D: 2019-06-15
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Dykes, Juanita
J.D. Wolverton
B: 1935-08-27
D: 2019-06-13
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Wolverton, J.D.
Jackie Spence
B: 1942-12-21
D: 2019-06-10
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Spence, Jackie

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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.
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  • With heartfelt condolences.
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  • 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.
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  • 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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