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Linda Ford

Feb 10, 1953 - Nov 22, 2023

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Bossier City, LA

Funeral Services to celebrate the life of Linda Gail Scarborough Ford, 70, will be held on Friday, December 1, 2023, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2201 Airline Drive, Bossier City, Louisiana, at 4:00 pm A visitation will be held at Rose-Neath Funeral Home on Friday, December 1, 2023, at 3:00 pm until the time of service. Officiating the service will be Brother Robert Beadle and Brother Harrell Shelton. Interment will be on December 4, 2023, at Barrancas National Cemetery, 1 Cemetery Road, Naval Ai...Read More

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Clyde Henry Sims

Sep 12, 1937 - Feb 23, 2024

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Bossier City, LA

A graveside service for Clyde Henry Sims, 86, will be held Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at Rose-Neath Cemetery, 5185 Swan Lake Rd., Bossier City, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be a Chaplain with the Barksdale Airforce Base Honor Guard.Clyde was born on September 12, 1937 to Harry C. Sims and Jeanette Hazel Sims in Sheridan, Missouri and passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024 in Bossier City, Louisiana.Clyde led a remarkable life filled with significant achievements and contributions. His dedication to serving his country was evident through his military service. Clyde joined The United States Army in 1956 and was stationed at Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. His exceptional skills as a sharpshooter and marksman earned him well-deserved medals during his tenure. Subsequently, he transitioned to The United States Air Force in 1959, where he served in various locations such as Arizona, Texas, Guam, and Vietnam during the war. His commitment to duty was exemplary, leading to his retirement at Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier City, Louisiana in 1977 with an honorable discharge.In 1960, Clyde married his beautiful bride, Conna Sims. She was always there to support him in all his endeavors. Beyond his military career, Clyde pursued diverse interests that brought him joy and fulfillment. He found pleasure in collecting classic cars, motorcycles, and vintage firearms, showcasing his passion for all things historical and intricate. Clyde’s legacy will be remembered by all who were fortunate to know him.Clyde is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Conna Sims, and his brothers and sisters. He is survived by his son, Troy Sims and wife, Deborah; stepdaughter, Cheri Morgan; grandchildren, Kristin Meza and husband, Sam and Jason Sims and six great-grandchildren.Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the United States Military.

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Billy Charles Barnett

Feb 14, 1954 - Feb 29, 2024

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Bossier City, LA

A graveside service for Billy Charles Barnett, 70, will be held Sunday, March 3, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, 552 Pleasant Hill Cemetery Rd., Plain Dealing, Louisiana. A visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 2201 Airline Dr., Bossier City, Louisiana. Officiating the service will be Reverend Calvin Hubbart.Billy was born on February 14, 1954 to Linden Ray Barnett and Clara Gray Matlock Barnett in Springhill, Louisiana and passed away Friday, February 29, 2024 at his residence in Bossier City, Louisiana.Billy will always be remembered for his passion for the outdoors. An avid fisherman and hunter, he found solace and joy in nature’s beauty. Beyond his love for the great outdoors, Billy had a soft spot for classic Western films. He found comfort in watching them and would often lose himself in the tales of the old West.A dedicated family man, Billy had a daily tradition that brought him immense happiness. Each morning, without fail, he would sit down with his wife to watch "Leave It to Beaver" and "Looney Tunes" while sipping on their morning coffee. These simple yet precious moments captured the essence of their enduring love and companionship.Amongst all his interests and hobbies, perhaps none held a more special place in Billy’s heart than his dog, Clyde. To Billy, Clyde was not just a pet but a cherished member of the family, a loyal companion who brought endless joy into his life. You will be forever remembered as a true outdoorsman, devoted husband, doting father, and loyal friend.Billy was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ronald Ray Barnett, Sr. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Theresa Austin Barnett; daughters, Angela Barnett Beard, Cristina Barnett Sitter; son, Nathan Barnett and grandchildren, Ethan Beard and Anna Sitter.Honoring Billy as pallbearers will be Tony Nesse, Larry Anderson, Jerry Kruise, and Barry Budwah. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be W.D. Boatner, Randy Matlock, Rusty Beard, Mike Rich, and Dick Davidson.The family suggests memorials may be made to Lumberjack Rescue, 1122 Reynolds St., Springhill, Louisiana 71075, and St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Donors@stjude.org.

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Geraldine Blanche Linn

Jul 31, 1925 - Feb 03, 2024

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Bossier City, LA

Geraldine Blanche (Earnest) Linn has departed on her final trip. She left her daughter Shirley's home in Bossier City, LA for her Heavenly home on February 3, 2024.Gerry was born to Clyde and Grace (McFalls) Earnest in Altoona PA on July 31, 1925. She married, became a military wife and raised 2 daughters, Shirley Ann Linn Robertson, and Betty Lou Linn Royal while traveling the world.Gerry was based in Fayetteville NC most of her life. She was always an avid reader, loved crafting and sewing, playing cards, spent countless hours working in her yard and later retired from JC Penney. She was admired for her sense of style that continued into her 90's. In 2002, she relocated to her hometown of Altoona where she volunteered with her sister at the Altoona Hospital making children's puppets. She developed a large group of friends and enjoyed attending their gatherings. Gerry continued her passion for travel by taking numerous European cruises with Shirley. Gerry (born a redhead) was always fiercely independent, driving well into her 90's, even refinishing a rocking chair at age 95. But sadly, when macular degeneration cut into her independence, she moved to Louisiana in 2023 to live with her daughter.Gerry was preceded in death by her parents, her brother William Earnest, the father of her children Jack H. Linn and daughter Betty Royal, as well as her beloved brother-in-law Tom Stellabotte.Gerry was deeply loved by many family and friends, but especially by her daughter, Shirley Robertson, grandchildren: Tracey Lassiter (Eddie), Stacy Royal (Jodi) and Cathy Bolton (Chip), great grandchildren: Tyler and Kaci Lassiter, Connor Dearing and Haze Bolton, great-great grandchildren: Sadie and Riley Lassiter, her only sister Doris Stellabotte, nieces: Paula, Amy (Dave), nephews: Mike (Leah), Jeff (Mel), Bill (Vickie), Bob (Sally) and numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews, all of who lovingly referred to her as 'Aunt Sis'.A special thank you to St. Joseph Hospice and Peton who cared for Gerry in her final days.At Gerrys request, there will be no public viewing.In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in her name to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation at 2361 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY, 10306 or St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

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Nancy Lee Gallion

Jun 13, 1943 - Feb 12, 2024

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Bossier City, LA

Nancy Lee Gallion, 80, of Bossier City LA, passed away on February 12, 2024.Nancy was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 13, 1943. As an Air Force dependent, she grew up living in Utah, Illinois, Africa, and England. She graduated from Lakenheath High School at Royal Air Force Base, Lakenheath England Suffolk.During her time in England, she met the love of her life, James Gallion Sr., and they married on August 11, 1961. They were married 62 years. Together, they traveled the world with his Air Force service, living in places such as England, Guam, and many U.S. states, settling in Bossier City LA when James Sr. retired from his service in the Air Force. They still traveled often to California to spend time with her mother and sister.Nancy was a homemaker, raising her three sons, James Jr., Ronald, and Kenneth. Her proudest accomplishment was the family she created with James. Nancy's greatest love was spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.She is survived by husband, James Gallion Sr; her sons, James Jr. (Christi), Ronald (Melody), and Kenneth; grandchildren, Brandy Gallion, Joanie Boeckman, Justin Gallion, Jacob Gallion, Matthew Gallion, Kevin Gallion, Kyle Gallion, and Shannon Cutrera; and her 17 great-grandchildren.Nancy is preceded in death by her parents Ivan Reimer and Margaret Webb Reimer, and her sister Cathy Reimer.She will forever be remembered by her love for her family and all of the special memories the have made.Service will be officiated by Bishop John Albin

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Gordon N Blackman Sr

Jan 20, 1934 - Feb 17, 2024

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Bossier City, LA

A Memorial Service will be held for Gordon N Blackman Sr (1/20/34-2/17/24) on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. in the sanctuary of First Presbyterian Church, 900 Jordan St, with Rev Dr Will Scott officiating. A reception will follow the service.It would be hard to imagine anyone more optimistic than Gordon. His motto was to let negativity flow off him like water off a duck's back. A native of Dallas TX, he met the love of his life, Mary Elizabeth Pingree at North Texas State College (now University). They were married shortly after graduation in what Gordon always described as the smartest decision of his life. They were married 68 years.Gordon and Mary were stationed with the Air Force across the United States during the first 22 years of their marriage, including Tampa FL where all three sons were born, Plattsburgh NY, Atwater CA, Ft Worth TX, and finally Bossier City LA where they sank deep roots. Gordon's decorated career included piloting B-47s, a notoriously difficult plane to fly, and KC-135s during the VietNam War.Gordon loved to help people. He served as a deacon, ruling elder, usher, and Second Grade Sunday School teacher at First Presbyterian Church in Shreveport. He served on the Bossier City Council, Bossier Parish Library Board, Bossier City Clean City Commission, and in numerous capacities with the Kiwanis Club. He took particular pride in organizing the annual Middle School Football Jamboree and in getting the Terrific Kids and BUGS (bring up grades) programs implemented in every school in Bossier Parish. During his years with the Kiwanis Club, he served as President and was awarded the Kiwanian of the Year and Layman of the Year Awards.Gordon was predeceased by his parents: Daisy I Coleman and James J Blackman; brother: James J Blackman III; granddaughter: Mary Elizabeth Blackman; and nephew: Jimmy Blackman. He is survived by wife: Mary E Blackman; sons: Rev Gordon N Blackman Jr (Terry Langley), George R Blackman, and Gregory E Blackman MD (Marie Roche); grandchildren: Rachel R Blackman (Monserrat Andujar), Neal Blackman PhD (Lorelei Rogers), Caroline Blackman, Andrew Blackman, Juliette Blackman, Camille Blackman (Matt Johnson), and Manon Blackman; sister-in-law: Anita Fons Blackman; nieces: Janie Denise Blackman, Lela Bhavani Beechum, Deborah Main Williams (Curt), Kathryn McWilliams (Robert); nephews: Stephen Mark Blackman, Stuart Kyle Blackman, Steven Main (Theeann), and Stuart Pingree (Cynthia); former daughter-in-law: Michelle Dolan Blackman; and fur-baby: Tasha.The family requests memorial donations be made to First Presbyterian Church of Shreveport.

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Sherwin Eugene Tombleson

Dec 16, 1957 - Feb 22, 2024

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Bossier City, LA

Sherwin Eugene Tombleson was born December 16, 1957 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Eldridge and Ethel Tombleson and passed away peacefully on Thursday, February 22, 2024. Sherwin worked at Frymaster as an Industrial Engineering Tech for over 35 years before retiring in 2018. He enjoyed working there and made many life-long friendships there. Sherwin was a devoted family man. He was so wise and knowledgeable. He always gave great advice. If he claimed you as a friend you were a friend for life. If needed he would stop what he was doing and be there for you. He would help any way he could. He had the biggest heart and do anything he could for family and friends. Sherwin loved with all his heart and will be missed by many. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Anita Tombleson; and nephew Tommy Tombleson. Left to cherish his memory are; his partner in crime and best friend these last 15 years, Dawn Pearson; daughter Amanda Wing and husband Jamie, Shelly Johnston, Tina Santos and husband Albert, Jeri Pearson and partner T.J. Frachiseur, Cheryl Daniel and husband Billy, and Rachel Ott and husband James. Also left to cherish his memory are his 15 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren all who he loved very much. Brother Thomas Tombleson, wife Carole and family, brother Joseph Tombleson all cherished so many great times with Sherwin. A memorial service honoring the life of Sherwin Eugene Tombleson will be held 11am on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at Elm Grove Baptist Church, 8180 Barksdale Blvd Bossier City, LA 71112.In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or Patriot Guard Riders. To donate to the Patriot Guard Riders, please visit www.patriotguard.org. Dad, You were the best Dad a girl could ever hope for. You were always there for me when I needed you no matter what. You always gave the wisest advice. You would help anyone you could. You hardly ever complained unless it was warranted. You had the biggest heart. You are greatly missed. Enjoy your ride in heaven. I love you more. Love always and forever, Amanda. Papa, We loved you so much. We loved when you came to hang out with us. We had some good holidays together. We remember the time you and Nana Dawn picked us up to go hang out. We came back with huge oversized stuffed Easter rabbits and bears. Mom’s face was priceless. Katelynn and Ashlynn, xoxo.

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Natalie Brown Gates Burr

Oct 14, 1927 - Feb 20, 2024

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Bossier City, LA

Natalie Brown Gates Burr, 96 went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, where she was reunited with family and friends. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2024, at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Chapel, 943 Polk Street, Mansfield, Louisiana. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 1, 2024, from noon until time of service at Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 943 Polk Street, Mansfield, Louisiana. Brother Ricky McDonald will be officiating with Brother Tommy Patton assisting. Interment for family and friends will follow at the Mitchell Cemetery, Sistrunk Loop, Mitchell, Louisiana.She was born October 14, 1927, to Carlton Brown and Eva Phillips in Caledonia, Mississippi. Natalie attended Stephen Lee High School in Columbus, Mississippi where she graduated in 1945. After graduation she began work for the telephone company in Columbus, Mississippi, and continued in Mansfield, Louisiana, and Shreveport, Louisiana. She retired with 30 years of service from Bell South Telephone Services in 1978 and resided in Naborton until the death of her husband Clifton. After her second marriage to Garthel L. Burr she lived in the Catuna Community until her health required a move closer to her daughter. She spent the last few years of her life at Brookdale Senior Living and Cypress Point Nursing and Rehab, both in Bossier City, Louisiana.Natalie was preceded in death by her parents Carlton and Eva Brown; brother, James, and spouses, Clifton Travis Gates and Garthel L. Burr. She is survived by daughters, Theresa Gates Spears and husband Jim of Greenback, Tennessee; Myra Gates Odum and husband John of Benton, Louisiana; brother, Jack D. Brown (Papa Jack) of Shreveport, Louisiana; four grandchildren, Becky (Shane) Reed of Benton, Louisiana, Alisha (Henry) Mulkey of Annapolis Maryland, Jay Odum of Silver Springs, Maryland, and Mandi (Jason) Ledbetter, Knoxville, Tennessee; seven great grandchildren, Dayne and Brady Reed of Benton, Louisiana, Iris, Eleanor, and Asa Mulkey of Annapolis, Maryland, Hosanna and Joelle Ledbetter of Knoxville, Tennessee; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.Honoring Natalie as pallbearers will be Steve Brown, Jay Odum, Shane Reed, Dayne Reed, Brady Reed, Bo McDonald, Darryl Dyess, and Clint Houston.The family would like to express special thanks to Tammy, Robert, Raven, the staff and facility of Cypress Point Nursing and Rehab, Jennifer and staff at LifePath Hospice Care Services, Penny, Suzanne, and staff at Brookdale Senior Living, and Janis Love and Bro. Tommy Patton at Cypress Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers the family request all memorials be made to Mitchell Cemetery Fund, 3712 Sistrunk Loop, Converse, Louisiana 71419, or Louisiana Baptist Children's Home, P.O. Box 4196, Monroe, Louisiana 71211 or https://lbch.org/

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Nicholas H Mammarelli Jr.

Nov 16, 1934 - Feb 27, 2024

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Bossier City, LA

Nicholas H Mammarelli Jr., age 89, of Bossier City, Louisiana passed away on Tuesday, February 27, 2024. A visitation for Nicholas will be held Saturday, March 2, 2024 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at Hill Crest Memorial Funeral Home & Park, 601 Highway 80 East, Haughton, Louisiana 71037, followed by a funeral service at 10:00 AM.

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Kenjaquel Smith

Aug 14, 1976 - Feb 22, 2024

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Bossier City, LA

Memorial service will be 1 p.m., Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Antioch B.C., Bossier City. To to the family or in memory of Mr. Kenjaquel Smith, please

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James Watkins Slack

Jun 09, 1936 - Feb 24, 2024

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Bossier City, LA

Our beloved father, James Watkins Slack (J.W.), went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday, February 24, 2024. Waiting for him was our dear mother, Mary Virginia Williamson Slack (Ginger). Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2024 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Airline Baptist Church. A Celebration of Life will be conducted by Rev. Harrell Shelton on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at Airline Baptist Church. Interment will immediately follow at Hill Crest Memorial Park. J.W. was born June 9, 1936 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Thomas Pleasant (T.P.) and Mamie Elizabeth Elkins Slack. He is the youngest of eight children. J.W. spent his early years living in Ivan until his family moved to Waller Street in Bossier City, LA. He attended Bossier Elementary School, and later Bossier High School where he graduated in 1955. At Bossier High School, he met the love of his life, Ginger, and they were married in 1954 and enjoyed 57 years of marriage before Ginger's passing away November 27, 2010. His outstanding high school sports career included Captain of the Bearkats Football Team his junior and senior year; named to the All-City Team in 1953 and 1954, along with being an All-State selection his senior year. He rushed for 1130 yards and scored 16 touchdowns. During the spring, J.W. was a sprinter on the track and field team and a speedy centerfielder on the Bossier High School Baseball Team. For all his accomplishments, he was selected to the Bossier High School Athletics Hall of Fame. After high school J.W. was recruited by numerous colleges throughout the South (LSU, Mississippi State, Texas A&M and Tulane). Wanting to stay close to home, he chose to attend LA Tech. Coach Joe Aillet recruited J.W., and he became a starter at LA Tech in 1957, 1958, and 1959. This was at a time when platoon football was the norm with players playing both ways and usually playing two and a half quarters per game. J.W. ran the ball, caught passes, played defensive back, punted, and kicked extra points. He was voted Captain by his teammates his senior year, was named all Gulf States Conference his junior and senior year, and selected as an All-American in his senior year. He played on one of the greatest teams in LA Tech history allowing only 48 points in ten games with a record of 9-1 in 1959. He was inducted into the LA Tech Athletics Hall of Fame in 2019. After his college career J.W. signed with the Los Angeles Chargers of the "new" American Football League. After a couple of years with the Chargers, he decided to come home to Bossier City to be with Ginger, sons, Terry and Dwayne. Jay was on the way but had not yet arrived. J.W. had opportunities to coach and teach, but instead, he chose to join the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Department. He later joined the City Marshal's office and between the two served over thirty years before his retirement. He also served on the Bossier Parish School Board representing the citizens in District 7 for twenty-five years before retiring in 2022. Culminating his tenure on the school board, J.W. was honored by the parish, city, and state resulting in him receiving state recognition for his lengthy service and a key to the city. More important than all his worldly accomplishments, J.W. surrendered his life to Christ at a Billy Graham Crusade in Shreveport in 1951. This decision led to a committed life of service to his Lord, Jesus Christ. Our parents showed us what a marriage that honored God was supposed to look like. We were taught the importance of prayer, Bible Study, and church attendance. Our dad was the example of how a Godly husband stands by, loves, and cares for his wife. He took care of our mother through the years she was battling Multiple Myeloma. J.W. and Ginger were faithful members of Airline Baptist Church. He served as a choir member, deacon, and member of the Randy Wilkes Sunday School Class. J.W. was preceded in death by his wife, Ginger his parents, T.P. and Mamie Slack, brother, Dale Slack, and sisters, Elizabeth, Chrystell, Lucille, Violet, Hazel, and Betty Jo. He is survived by his three sons Terry (Peggy), Dwayne (Cathi), and Jay (Kim), four grandsons, Hayden Slack (Hailey), Will Slack (Lysandra), Carter Slack, Carson Slack, two granddaughters, Sarah Beth Avery, (Jon Lee), and Mary Lauren Slack, great grandsons Jon Paul Avery and James Walker Avery and soon to be born, Baby Girl Slack. He is also survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family. Honoring J.W. as pallbearers will be his four grandsons, along with Jerry Elkins, and Sam Bozeman. Honorary pallbearers are Lynn Austin, Jack Bice, Wayne Bourgeois, Dr. Billy Bundrick, Jim Campbell, Pat Collins, Bill Cox, Larry Deen, Joe Hinton, Ira Jones, Petie Moore, James Patterson, Mickey Slaughter, Scotty Teague, Don Tippett, and A.L. Williams. The family would like to share one of our Dad's favorite verses: "Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all; so we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." 2 Corinthians 4: 16-18. Our family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at Willis/Knighton Pierremont and the staff at Old Brownlee Community Care Center. In addition we thank Ashley and the nurses and staff with Gentiva Hospice. We would like to extend a special thanks to Patty Linder, Connie Cliburn and Suzone Linder for their compassion and loving care during the last months of our father’s life. The family requests memorials in honor of J.W. Slack be made to Airline Baptist Church, 4007 Airline Drive, Bossier City, LA 71111, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, P.O. 5118, Bossier City, LA 71171 or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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