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Rosa Tucker
D: 2016-06-25
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Tucker, Rosa
Lucinda McLendon
B: 1952-01-20
D: 2016-06-25
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McLendon, Lucinda
Ethel Young
D: 2016-06-24
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Young, Ethel
Harry Lawrence
D: 2016-06-23
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Lawrence, Harry
Okerlia Graham
B: 1926-04-25
D: 2016-06-20
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Graham, Okerlia
Marjarine Summers
B: 1931-12-31
D: 2016-06-20
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Summers, Marjarine
Sharon Rappold
D: 2016-06-18
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Rappold, Sharon
James Powell
B: 1996-07-03
D: 2016-06-18
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Powell, James
Alice Gibbs
B: 1924-08-01
D: 2016-06-17
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Gibbs, Alice
Norman Morgan
D: 2016-06-16
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Morgan, Norman
Mary Townsend
B: 1940-10-09
D: 2016-06-16
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Townsend, Mary
Ernestine Bell
B: 1947-10-08
D: 2016-06-16
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Bell, Ernestine
Anna Christopher
B: 1950-05-06
D: 2016-06-16
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Christopher, Anna
Esther Mitchell
B: 1922-08-09
D: 2016-06-15
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Mitchell, Esther
Carol Thomas
B: 1974-03-19
D: 2016-06-15
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Thomas, Carol
Velma Gibbs
B: 1936-05-23
D: 2016-06-14
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Gibbs, Velma
Laura Waters
B: 1919-11-01
D: 2016-06-13
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Waters, Laura
Frederick Fonville
B: 1969-05-31
D: 2016-06-13
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Fonville, Frederick
Dorothy Isaacs
B: 1929-11-01
D: 2016-06-11
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Isaacs, Dorothy
David Waddler
B: 1976-11-14
D: 2016-06-11
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Waddler, David
James Hudson
B: 1956-06-10
D: 2016-06-11
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Hudson , James

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