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Carol Sonnier
B: 1950-07-24
D: 2018-11-16
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Sonnier, Carol
Richard Shaw
B: 1961-01-31
D: 2018-11-15
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Shaw, Richard
Marcie Hartman
B: 1977-04-05
D: 2018-11-09
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Hartman, Marcie
Rickey Midkiff
B: 1955-09-28
D: 2018-11-01
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Midkiff, Rickey
Brent Nezat
B: 1960-10-19
D: 2018-10-24
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Nezat, Brent
Delores Sanchez
B: 1938-08-12
D: 2018-10-23
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Sanchez, Delores
Chieftain Doering
B: 1956-11-12
D: 2018-10-19
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Doering, Chieftain
Larry Burnitt
B: 1954-07-17
D: 2018-10-17
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Burnitt, Larry
Jacqueline Dowling
B: 1974-11-29
D: 2018-10-16
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Dowling, Jacqueline
Annie Bang
B: 1936-11-15
D: 2018-10-15
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Bang, Annie
Ella Douget
B: 1951-04-09
D: 2018-10-07
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Douget, Ella
Michael Combs
B: 1947-10-13
D: 2018-10-02
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Combs, Michael
Mitzie Galimidi
B: 1986-04-30
D: 2018-09-27
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Galimidi, Mitzie
Bernie Hatchett
B: 1929-04-20
D: 2018-09-25
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Hatchett, Bernie
Jessica McNab
B: 1958-03-22
D: 2018-09-21
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McNab, Jessica
Jorge Reyes
D: 2018-08-31
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Reyes, Jorge
Leann Cormier
B: 1980-02-19
D: 2018-08-30
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Cormier, Leann
Ollie Goodman
B: 1926-01-21
D: 2018-08-26
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Goodman, Ollie
Craig Landreneau
B: 1959-01-21
D: 2018-08-23
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Landreneau, Craig
Donna Hilburn
B: 1958-10-11
D: 2018-08-20
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Hilburn, Donna
Althea Roberts
B: 1943-10-20
D: 2018-08-19
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Roberts, Althea

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