Obituaries

Betty VanNortwick
B: 1944-01-16
D: 2020-10-23
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VanNortwick, Betty
Beth Jones
B: 1925-10-18
D: 2020-10-21
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Jones, Beth
Detrich Yore
B: 1976-01-17
D: 2020-10-21
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Yore, Detrich
Joann Weed
B: 1933-06-23
D: 2020-10-18
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Weed, Joann
Jaclyn Lepird
B: 1989-03-11
D: 2020-10-15
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Lepird, Jaclyn
Bruce Hillman
B: 1965-01-12
D: 2020-10-14
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Hillman, Bruce
Ishmail Osborne
B: 1945-01-11
D: 2020-10-11
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Osborne, Ishmail
Sandra McCowan
B: 1944-08-09
D: 2020-09-27
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McCowan, Sandra
Irene Taylor
B: 1929-12-10
D: 2020-09-18
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Taylor, Irene
Katherine Traylor
B: 1925-09-29
D: 2020-09-12
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Traylor, Katherine
James Hoglen
B: 1930-09-09
D: 2020-09-08
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Hoglen, James
James Eatherton
B: 1977-02-17
D: 2020-09-08
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Eatherton, James
Edward Brooks III
B: 1956-05-14
D: 2020-09-04
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Brooks III, Edward
June Spelman
B: 1923-03-23
D: 2020-09-01
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Spelman, June
Jacqueline Bennett
B: 1956-09-06
D: 2020-08-31
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Bennett, Jacqueline
Asa Ford
B: 1968-05-24
D: 2020-08-24
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Ford, Asa
Kathleen Kilgore
B: 1935-12-11
D: 2020-08-23
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Kilgore, Kathleen
Nancy Bracke
B: 1939-05-05
D: 2020-08-22
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Bracke, Nancy
Donald Harrison
B: 1963-04-11
D: 2020-08-21
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Harrison, Donald
Palma Simkins
B: 1953-05-17
D: 2020-08-15
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Simkins, Palma
Kathryn Brown
B: 1947-07-14
D: 2020-08-13
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Brown, Kathryn

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Planning your own funeral is not something that you may like to think about. In fact, we’re fairly confident that, if left to your own devices, you just might choose to avoid it altogether.

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We commonly tell families that “pre-planning is smart.” If you want to know why, this page explains what is involved in pre-arrangement, the rewards of pre-planning, and what options are available.
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Can you name the four benefits of making your end-of-life decisions ahead of time? We can. And here they are. This page is for anyone interested in, yet undecided about, pre-planning.
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