Obituaries

Jimmy Peterson
B: 1931-10-29
D: 2018-01-11
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Peterson, Jimmy
Louise Wallace
B: 1920-07-12
D: 2018-01-11
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Wallace, Louise
Edith Waits
B: 1936-03-12
D: 2018-01-10
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Waits, Edith
Helen Martin
B: 1936-06-01
D: 2018-01-01
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Martin, Helen
Deborah "Debra" Albright
B: 1952-08-08
D: 2018-01-01
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Albright , Deborah "Debra"
Delois Holst
B: 1954-02-20
D: 2018-01-01
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Holst, Delois
Nelson Jones
B: 1947-02-12
D: 2017-12-31
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Jones , Nelson
George Schrader
B: 1931-01-13
D: 2017-12-29
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Schrader, George
Mary Coats Washington
B: 1923-02-12
D: 2017-12-29
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Coats Washington, Mary
Mary Hoffman
B: 1932-07-23
D: 2017-12-23
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Hoffman, Mary
Wilma Praytor
B: 1933-04-14
D: 2017-12-23
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Praytor, Wilma
Alice Odom
B: 1932-07-03
D: 2017-12-20
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Odom, Alice
Robert Jones
B: 1942-09-06
D: 2017-12-20
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Jones , Robert
David Reaves
B: 1946-02-28
D: 2017-12-17
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Reaves, David
Marlene Parsons
B: 1937-08-14
D: 2017-12-17
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Parsons, Marlene
Virginia Acoff
B: 1940-06-26
D: 2017-12-14
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Acoff, Virginia
Mila Herring
B: 1950-11-27
D: 2017-12-13
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Herring, Mila
Robert Sweat
B: 1934-05-31
D: 2017-12-08
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Sweat, Robert
Lorraine Burnett
B: 1954-10-20
D: 2017-12-04
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Burnett, Lorraine
Bonnie Rayburn
B: 1935-12-01
D: 2017-12-01
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Rayburn, Bonnie
Louise DeMeritte
B: 1918-04-28
D: 2017-12-01
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DeMeritte, Louise

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A memorial service can be held in a church, the funeral home or a community hall, or somewhere of importance to the deceased and family. There is usually music, selected readings, and a eulogy. Memorial services can be further personalized as a celebration-of-life.

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