Linda Dunn

Linda Dunn Obituary

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Age - 71

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October 6, 2023

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Birmingham, AL

Linda Forsythe Dunn, age 71, of Birmingham, Alabama passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2023. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www. southernheritagefunerals. com for the Dunn family.

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