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Chester Bush
B: 1955-08-13
D: 2017-09-16
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Bush, Chester
Dorothy Suber
B: 1935-12-08
D: 2017-09-15
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Suber, Dorothy
Milford Anderson
B: 1927-02-22
D: 2017-09-14
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Anderson, Milford
Chrystal Sullivan
B: 1966-03-28
D: 2017-09-14
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Sullivan, Chrystal
Clarence McCrary
B: 1948-03-06
D: 2017-09-14
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McCrary, Clarence
Lillie G. Lewis
B: 1948-10-09
D: 2017-09-13
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Lewis, Lillie G.
Hattie Rosemond
B: 1947-07-28
D: 2017-09-13
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Rosemond, Hattie
Melissa Floyd
D: 2017-09-13
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Floyd, Melissa
Tasha Edwards
B: 1980-08-15
D: 2017-09-12
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Edwards, Tasha
Mother Doris White
B: 1945-01-25
D: 2017-09-10
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White, Mother Doris
Charles Harris
B: 1950-09-16
D: 2017-09-10
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Harris, Charles
Barbara Woody Byrd
D: 2017-09-09
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Byrd, Barbara Woody
Lois Bolden
B: 1952-12-25
D: 2017-09-09
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Bolden, Lois
Brenda Benson
B: 1950-12-04
D: 2017-09-08
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Benson, Brenda
Baltazar Bartolome
B: 1981-04-15
D: 2017-09-07
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Bartolome, Baltazar
Ismael Desiderio Ramirez Lopez
D: 2017-09-07
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Lopez, Ismael Desiderio Ramirez
Clate Clement
B: 1934-02-27
D: 2017-09-06
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Clement, Clate
Aley Goodwin
B: 1996-08-20
D: 2017-09-05
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Goodwin, Aley
Margaret Sullivan
B: 1937-04-28
D: 2017-09-03
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Sullivan, Margaret
James Ferguson
D: 2017-09-02
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Ferguson, James
Deacon Leroy Elrod
B: 1948-06-01
D: 2017-08-31
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Elrod, Deacon Leroy

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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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  • 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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