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Phyllis Holmes
D: 2017-10-16
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Holmes, Phyllis
Johnny Crosby
B: 1962-10-10
D: 2017-10-15
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Crosby, Johnny
Pearlie Davidson
B: 1946-07-08
D: 2017-10-14
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Davidson, Pearlie
Annie Sewell
B: 1916-01-05
D: 2017-10-10
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Sewell, Annie
Brenda Williams
B: 1947-03-17
D: 2017-10-08
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Williams, Brenda
Dana Caldwell
B: 1964-01-11
D: 2017-10-07
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Caldwell, Dana
Chanda Sifford
B: 1989-06-22
D: 2017-10-07
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Sifford, Chanda
Lisa Ijames
B: 1972-10-24
D: 2017-10-03
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Ijames, Lisa
Samuel Ikard
B: 1954-01-11
D: 2017-10-02
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Ikard, Samuel
Katherine Adeyemi
B: 1956-02-29
D: 2017-09-30
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Adeyemi, Katherine
Azalee Brown
B: 1934-06-18
D: 2017-09-27
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Brown, Azalee
Lefty Moore
B: 1941-10-06
D: 2017-09-23
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Moore, Lefty
Cornette Parker
B: 1944-06-20
D: 2017-09-22
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Parker, Cornette
Gilbert Baker
B: 1958-02-19
D: 2017-09-22
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Baker, Gilbert
Tommy Gregory
B: 1948-06-01
D: 2017-09-21
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Gregory, Tommy
Mary Lazenby
B: 1931-08-01
D: 2017-09-15
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Lazenby, Mary
Mildred Young
B: 1934-10-03
D: 2017-09-13
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Young, Mildred
James Morrison
B: 1946-07-09
D: 2017-09-09
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Morrison, James
Charles James
B: 1955-01-28
D: 2017-09-07
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James, Charles
Priscilla Bowie
B: 1956-09-18
D: 2017-08-31
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Bowie, Priscilla
Darryl Smith
B: 1959-08-15
D: 2017-08-30
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Smith, Darryl

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  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
  • Please accept my condolences on the loss of your partner.
  • With deepest sympathy for your loss.
  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Please know our loving thoughts embrace you each and every day.
  • Thinking of you in these difficult times and sending you love.
  • With heartfelt condolences.
  • Wishing you comfort at this sorrowful time.
  • 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.
  • You are in our prayers.
  • 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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