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Florence Wright
D: 2016-05-25
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Wright, Florence
Woodrow Wilson
D: 2016-05-25
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Wilson, Woodrow
Bessie DuPont
D: 2016-05-25
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DuPont, Bessie
Carolyn Truxon
D: 2016-05-24
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Truxon, Carolyn
Jacquelynn Baney
B: 1959-04-18
D: 2016-05-23
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Baney, Jacquelynn
Eugene Beaty
B: 2016-05-13
D: 2016-05-23
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Beaty , Eugene
Charity Brown-Teates
B: 1949-10-23
D: 2016-05-21
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Brown-Teates, Charity
Lucille Nutter
B: 1935-01-29
D: 2016-05-19
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Nutter , Lucille
Linda Anderson
B: 1954-04-19
D: 2016-05-19
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Anderson, Linda
Mary Johnson
D: 2016-05-19
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Johnson, Mary
Ella Snead
B: 1933-08-05
D: 2016-05-18
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Snead, Ella
Thelma Bailey
B: 1928-02-06
D: 2016-05-18
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Bailey, Thelma
William White
B: 1963-05-15
D: 2016-05-17
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White, William
Donald Dickerson
B: 1946-10-16
D: 2016-05-16
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Dickerson, Donald
Barbara Brown
B: 1938-09-17
D: 2016-05-15
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Brown, Barbara
Barbara Winters
D: 2016-05-13
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Winters, Barbara
Betty Bennett
B: 1946-11-19
D: 2016-05-13
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Bennett, Betty
Cornelia Savage
B: 1932-01-16
D: 2016-05-12
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Savage, Cornelia
Garfield King
B: 1928-09-14
D: 2016-05-12
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King, Garfield
Joseph Jeanniton
B: 1949-01-11
D: 2016-05-11
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Jeanniton, Joseph
Keonte Gaskins
B: 1994-10-18
D: 2016-05-11
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Gaskins , Keonte

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