Obituaries

Debra Alexander
B: 1956-07-03
D: 2017-09-23
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Alexander, Debra
Sherman Smith
B: 1966-07-04
D: 2017-09-22
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Smith, Sherman
Alberta Parton
B: 1931-05-01
D: 2017-09-20
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Parton, Alberta
Manuel Lopez
B: 1931-12-28
D: 2017-09-19
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Lopez, Manuel
Ashley Gibson
B: 1984-08-04
D: 2017-09-19
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Gibson, Ashley
John Stephens
B: 1967-07-16
D: 2017-09-19
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Stephens, John
Donald Gordon
B: 1928-05-22
D: 2017-09-19
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Gordon, Donald
Donald Crawford
B: 1937-06-04
D: 2017-09-18
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Crawford, Donald
Ryan Hampel
B: 2013-10-01
D: 2017-09-18
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Hampel, Ryan
Michael Davis
B: 1983-05-04
D: 2017-09-17
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Davis, Michael
Patricia Gilliam
B: 1930-06-15
D: 2017-09-16
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Gilliam, Patricia
Alice Owens
B: 1940-06-08
D: 2017-09-16
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Owens, Alice
Hope Blakely
B: 1942-08-29
D: 2017-09-15
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Blakely, Hope
Ricky Dunnahay
B: 1963-04-27
D: 2017-09-15
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Dunnahay, Ricky
Frederick Treffer
B: 1951-08-22
D: 2017-09-15
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Treffer, Frederick
Suzanne Fellers
B: 1961-04-02
D: 2017-09-15
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Fellers, Suzanne
Verlin Shinabargar
B: 1935-06-25
D: 2017-09-15
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Shinabargar, Verlin
Betty Bearce
B: 1927-09-13
D: 2017-09-14
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Bearce, Betty
Joy Muir
B: 1935-12-09
D: 2017-09-14
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Muir, Joy
Rev. Doyle Ankrom
B: 1940-01-11
D: 2017-09-13
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Ankrom, Rev. Doyle
Deborah Locke Johnson
B: 1959-05-26
D: 2017-09-13
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Locke Johnson, Deborah

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