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Sterling Jones
B: 1982-07-07
D: 2017-04-14
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Jones, Sterling
Alberto Chavira
B: 1968-12-06
D: 2017-04-13
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Chavira, Alberto
Terri Huestis
B: 1971-10-07
D: 2017-04-12
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Huestis, Terri
Nelda Smith
B: 1941-06-25
D: 2017-04-11
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Smith, Nelda
Bert Harris
B: 1928-01-28
D: 2017-04-05
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Harris, Bert
Charlotte Carey
B: 1945-04-13
D: 2017-04-01
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Carey, Charlotte
Lavelle Gregory
B: 1924-01-06
D: 2017-03-23
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Gregory, Lavelle
Robert Reed
B: 1929-10-11
D: 2017-03-12
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Reed, Robert
Charles Reddin
B: 1932-02-15
D: 2017-03-06
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Reddin, Charles
Daniel Moreno
B: 1954-08-12
D: 2017-03-04
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Moreno, Daniel
Robert Williams
B: 1967-07-04
D: 2017-02-01
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Williams, Robert
Susie Rister
B: 1916-10-12
D: 2017-01-20
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Rister, Susie
Gayle Harness
B: 1953-09-06
D: 2017-01-05
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Harness, Gayle
Daniel Lerma
B: 1951-03-01
D: 2016-12-26
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Lerma, Daniel
Billie Malone
B: 1920-11-14
D: 2016-12-25
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Malone, Billie
Amber Arnold
B: 1985-02-06
D: 2016-12-19
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Arnold, Amber
Donald Melton
B: 1944-01-13
D: 2016-12-18
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Melton, Donald
Ricky Pena
B: 1964-05-11
D: 2016-12-17
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Pena, Ricky
Edwin Elmore
B: 1934-02-14
D: 2016-12-15
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Elmore, Edwin
Ruth Harris
B: 1931-05-15
D: 2016-12-09
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Harris, Ruth
Carlos Melendez
B: 1954-03-06
D: 2016-12-09
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Melendez, Carlos

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Before the Cremation Decision is Made 

1. Learn about your cremation options. Review the cremation information found on our website. In particular, our page on "what is cremation" is a good place to start.

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