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Luella Tivis
B: 1925-06-23
D: 2019-02-15
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Tivis, Luella
Kenneth Allen
B: 1936-05-31
D: 2019-02-14
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Allen, Kenneth
Judith White
B: 1949-03-26
D: 2019-02-10
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White, Judith
Edward Richter
B: 1925-08-29
D: 2019-02-04
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Richter, Edward
Manuel Gonzalez
B: 1955-04-02
D: 2019-02-02
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Gonzalez, Manuel
James Hinton
B: 1984-08-22
D: 2019-02-02
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Hinton, James
Scotty Watson
B: 1968-01-23
D: 2019-01-31
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Watson, Scotty
Marjorie Williamson
B: 1929-06-09
D: 2019-01-29
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Williamson, Marjorie
Jose Flores
B: 1936-09-20
D: 2019-01-29
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Flores, Jose
May Willine Jones
B: 1929-03-17
D: 2019-01-27
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Jones, May Willine
Ruth Visage
B: 1920-06-10
D: 2019-01-25
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Visage, Ruth
Callie Wood-Langston
B: 1925-06-19
D: 2019-01-21
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Wood-Langston, Callie
Miguel (Mike) Lucero
B: 1935-02-19
D: 2019-01-20
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Lucero, Miguel (Mike)
Nena Stratton
B: 1931-06-08
D: 2019-01-19
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Stratton, Nena
Osbaldo Navarrete
B: 1974-06-27
D: 2019-01-19
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Navarrete, Osbaldo
Shirley Howard
B: 1937-09-01
D: 2019-01-17
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Howard, Shirley
Naomi Hall
B: 1928-05-10
D: 2019-01-16
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Hall, Naomi
Marie Roberson
B: 1927-04-23
D: 2019-01-14
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Roberson, Marie
Ruth "Jane" Lee
B: 1915-05-27
D: 2019-01-10
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Lee, Ruth "Jane"
Richard Shearer
B: 1951-05-02
D: 2019-01-10
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Shearer, Richard
Richard Ramirez
B: 1964-05-15
D: 2019-01-10
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Ramirez, Richard

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