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Phyllis Cole
B: 1930-09-14
D: 2018-11-17
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Cole, Phyllis
Florence Noyes
B: 1930-04-25
D: 2018-11-13
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Noyes, Florence
Violet Glidden
B: 1924-03-30
D: 2018-11-11
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Glidden , Violet
Louis Keith
B: 1938-04-16
D: 2018-11-09
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Keith, Louis
Ingrid McLain
B: 1938-01-06
D: 2018-11-09
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McLain, Ingrid
Robert Barnes
B: 1930-12-06
D: 2018-11-07
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Barnes, Robert
Rudolph Raymond
B: 1931-07-13
D: 2018-11-07
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Raymond, Rudolph
Ronald Westcott
B: 1943-03-31
D: 2018-11-05
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Westcott, Ronald
Ruth Grant
B: 1942-11-16
D: 2018-11-04
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Grant , Ruth
Dennis Lewallen
B: 1946-06-04
D: 2018-10-29
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Lewallen, Dennis
Philip Howard
B: 1934-07-01
D: 2018-10-28
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Howard , Philip
Irma De'Tour
B: 1922-09-28
D: 2018-10-26
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De'Tour, Irma
Jerry Schools
B: 1955-05-08
D: 2018-10-26
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Schools , Jerry
Paul Urbanovitch
B: 1948-06-10
D: 2018-10-26
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Urbanovitch, Paul
Sheila Chasse
B: 1956-02-29
D: 2018-10-24
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Chasse, Sheila
Anna Lorigan
B: 1929-00-00
D: 2018-10-20
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Lorigan, Anna
Kilburn Brannen
B: 1950-08-04
D: 2018-10-17
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Brannen, Kilburn
Mildred Corey
B: 1925-03-12
D: 2018-10-09
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Corey, Mildred
Mary Grant
B: 1939-02-12
D: 2018-10-09
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Grant , Mary
Dorothy Morris
B: 1925-12-17
D: 2018-10-09
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Morris , Dorothy
Leroy Crawford
B: 1934-08-03
D: 2018-09-28
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Crawford , Leroy

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Condolence: Sonny I am so saddened to learn of your passing... I will never forget you and what we shared... until we meet again Rest In Peace 💕💕
Monday August 13, 2018
Condolence From: Bobbie Rowland
Condolence: You were such a kind soul and I was privileged to have met you. Jan, my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. I am so very sorry for your loss!
Friday June 29, 2018
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August 14, 1942 - June 21, 2018
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Beginnings are scary. Endings are usually sad. But it's the middle that counts most. You need to remember that when you find yourself at the beginning. And so as Sonny's loved ones start this new beginning without him, it is scary and overwhelmingly sad. But it is in the middle; in all the happy times, cherished memories and quiet loving moments shared that will carry you forward. I have so many happy memories with Sonny. His & Jann's home in Bellville was my second home for many, many years. It was a place of love & laughter. So many nights spent sitting around the kitchen table with Sonny. Talking, eating great food and playing Dark Tower. There were midnight runs to go "hooker spotting" in downtown on our way to get white castle burgers. We walked in the nearby park where the beauty of the cherry blossoms took your breath away. I shared countless weekend road trips with Jann and Sonny- we would venture off to Pennsylvania Dutch country often and Sonny loved stopping at Turkey Hill, so we usually did. We paddled our canoes down the Delaware on a beautiful July day and spent weekends in Woodstock people watching. We sat on a rock ledge during hawk migration season and spent hours driving in his panel van on the backroads of too many places to name. We camped together in upstate NY & I joined them on a awesome week long rendezvous in Maine where I wore Sonny's shirt as a prairie dress. We went to the circus & to see the NYC Christmas tree. And no matter what we did or where we found ourselves, there was always joy. Sonny was my personal hero. He called me cutie pie, and I can still hear his voice when I close my eyes. He had the unique gift of making those in his presence feel welcome, feel special and feel like what they had to say was interesting & important. He did it naturally as that was who he was. In his giant hands everything looked small. I can still see him walking in from work with his Herman Munster lunch box & a sparkling smile on his face. His presence filling the room the moment he entered. I remember watching Jerimiah Johnson, Trains, planes & Automobiles and Christmas story with him and he'd elbow me just before his favorite part & say, "watch this Hon" in his hushed voice, then throw his head back & laugh that Sonny laugh at at all the parts that tickled his unique sense of humor. He drove a badass El Camino, had the biggest construction boots I've ever seen and no matter where I went with him, I always felt safe. He knew a lot about everything, and taught me much over the years without ever really knowing the impact he had on my life. His passing has touched me deeply. It serves as a reminder that life is beautifully painful, precious and fragile. Love is what's important & differences are insignificant in the grand scheme of things. Sonny, thank you for loving my cousin as only you could, for being one of the finest examples of a man I've ever known and for that amazing, joyful middle that we had. Until we meet again, Rest in Peace.
Thursday June 28, 2018
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