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Age 92, of Wilson Hill St. John and formerly of Hothersal Turning St. Michael.

Mother of Adonna Mayers.

Grandmother of Kemar Mayers.

Sister of the late William, Gwen and Garfield Mayers and Charles White.

Aunt of Ingrid Best of the Barbados Water Authority, Ancil Best; Donna and Grace Moore; Sunny and Edwin Holder; Jackie, Steve, Carl, Angelene White and Evadne Butcher of Canada and many others.

Great-Aunt of Jalesa Cox, Shannelle Hicks, Michael Young, Kemar Grecia, Jadon, Ama, Damali and Atiba Best and many others.

Cousin of Eleanor Thorne and many others.

Godmother of Annette Howell.

Relative of the White, Thorne, Jordan, Bailey, Howard and Burgess families.

Friend of the members of St. Matthews Anglican Church.

The funeral service celebrating the life of Norma Elvina Mayers takes place on Tuesday February 19th, 2019 at 4:00 p m at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Jackman’s, St. Michael, where relatives and friends are asked to meet, followed by the interment in the churchyard.

The organist and choir are asked to attend.

The body will repose for viewing at the church from 2:45 pm, at which time Floral Tributes will be appreciated. 

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Funeral services entrusted to S.T. Ellis Funeral and Pre-planning Services Inc, 3M Plaza, Corner of Kensington New Road and Baxters Road, St. Michael.

Age 76; affectionately known as ‘Smitty’ of Clapham, Christ Church - retired Carpenter-Foreman of Ideal Homes and a member of the Way-of-Calvary Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Son of the late Herman Lee and Lenora Smith.

Father of Lisa Greenidge-Bell and Tanya Greenidge both of the U.S.A.

Adoptive-Father of Dale and Paul Greenidge both of the U.S.A.

Grandfather of Christopher, Joshua, Ayana, Christian, Olivia, Zachary, Devorah and Erin all of the U.S.A.

Brother of Randolph Lee; Inez Clarke of England and the late Veda Taitt.

Friend of Doreen Greenidge of the U.S.A., the Greenidge and Webb families of Arch Hall, St. Thomas; and the Rock, Thorpe and Richards families of Clapham.

The funeral service celebrating the life of Samuel Stalin Lee takes place on Tuesday February 19th, 2019 at the Way-to-Calvary Seventh Day Adventist Church, Brownes Gap, Sargeants Village, Christ Church; where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 10:30 am., followed by the interment at Coral Ridge Memorial Gardens, the Ridge Christ Church.

The body will repose at the church from 9:15 am at which time Floral tributes will be appreciated. 

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Funeral services entrusted to S.T. Ellis Funeral and Pre-planning Services Inc, 3M Plaza, Corner of Kensington New Road and Baxters Road, St. Michael.

Age 84, of Market Hill, St. George and Matriach of Limers Combined.

Wife of the late Martin Croney.

Beloved-Mother of             Melanese Croney.

Sister of Hazel Reid, Aileen Carter, Ruby Hill, Lynette Norville, Denise and Brenda Carter of the U.S.A.

Adoptive-Sister of Doreen Bryan.

Adoptive- Mother of Beverly Alleyne, Lydia Allman-Ward, Chester Barton, Marcia Green, Alwyn Lee, Terry Codrington, Cameron and Ordean Brathwaite and Cameron Harrison.

Aunt of many.

Sister-in-law of Sinclair Hill and William Norville of the U.S.A.

Cousin of Beryl and Sylvia Carter, Elma Haynes, Denzil Carrington, Kenreith, Renelde, Burgun Grosvenor and Cyril Clarke.

Relative of the Carter, St. Hill, Holder and Carrington families.

Dear-Friend of Vincent and Uriel Welch, Everson R. Elcock O.B.E and family, Canon Rev. Errington Massiah and family, Canon Rev. Geoffrey Mayers and family, Eucene Hinds of the U.S.A., the Hazell, Emmanuel and Clarke families of St. Lucia and many others.

The funeral of Olney Elspeth Croney leaves Paramount Funeral Home, Upper Hindsbury Road, St. Michael on Friday February 22nd, 2019 at 1:30 pm for St. Augustine Anglican Church, Market Hill, St. George, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 3:00 p.m. for the Service of Praise and Thanksgiving, followed by the interment in the Churchyard.

The Organist and members of the Church Choir are asked to attend.

Flowers may be sent to Paramount Funeral Home no later than 1:15 pm on Friday 22, 2019

Viewing takes place in the Chapel of Paramount Funeral Home from 4pm until 6pm on Thursday February 21, 2019

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Age 92, of Ealing Park, Stage 4 Christ Church and formerly of Orange Hill, St. James – retired Nurse of the United Kingdom and Canada.

Daughter of the late Joseph Douglin and Constance Nurse.

Loving-Wife of Frank Ingram.

Adoptive-Mother of Dawn Ingram.

Stepmother of Patricia “Pat” Odle, Jasmine Payne and Richard Forde all of Canada.

Sister of Alma Ward (of the United Kingdom.

Aunt of many.

Friend of the Brothers and Sisters of Welches Assembly Hall and many others.                   .

The funeral of Elmin Mabel Ingram née Douglin leaves Clyde B. Jones Funeral Home, Top Rock, Christ Church on Saturday 23rd February at 8:15 a.m. for The Assembly Hall, Corner of Stadium Road and Bush Hall Main Road, St. Michael, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 10:00 a.m. for the Service of Thanksgiving. The cortege will then proceed to St. James Cemetery for the interment.

Floral tributes may be delivered to Clyde B. Jones Funeral Home no later than 6:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22nd or 7:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Visitation takes place at the Chapel of Clyde B. Jones Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Friday 22nd February.

To express condolences visit www.clydebjonesfuneralhome.com

Age 72, better known as “Roy”, of Rock Close, Wildey, St. Michael - former Guitarist of The Blue Rhythm Combo.

Son of Agatha and Arthur Price.

Estranged-Husband of Beverley Williams.

Father of Cindy Miller, Jason Williams, Antonio Downes, Peter Chase, Cherone Burrowes and Aaliyah Barrow.

Grandfather of five.

Great-Grandfather of two.

Brother of Glyne, Philip, Alvin, Peter, Beverley and the late Jeffrey, Willis and Orville. Nephew of Vera Archer, Doreen Chandler and Keith Kellman.

Friend of Dr Paula Brathwaite of the U.S.A., Elaine Barrow, Angela Lorde and members of the music fraternity.

The funeral of Eugene Leroy Williams leaves Downes and Wilson Funeral Home, Eagle Hall, St. Michael on Friday, February 22nd, 2019 at 8:45 a.m. for The Chapel of Westbury Cemetery, St. Michael, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 10:00 a.m. for the service, followed by interment at Westbury Cemetery.

The Chapel Organist is asked to attend.

Wreaths may be sent to Downes and Wilson Funeral Home no later than 8:00 a.m..on Friday, February 22nd, 2019.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects at Downes and Wilson Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 21st, 2019

Condolences may be sent to www.downesandwilson.com

Of # 132 Ocean City, St. Philip.

Loving-Wife of Michael Grecia.

Mother of Mark of Australia, Winston and the late David.

Grandmother of Sean, Kerri, Brett, Scott and Emily.

Great- Grandmother of ten.

The funeral of Dorothy Grecia neè Corbin leaves Bryan’s Funeral Home, Belmont Road, St. Michael on Tuesday, 19th February, 2019 for St. Philip’s Parish Church, St. Philip, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 10.00a.m. for a service of thanksgiving. The cortege will then proceed to Westbury Cemetery for the interment.

The Organist and members of the church choir are asked to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the R.S.P.C.A will be greatly appreciated.

Condolences to the family may be sent to: www.bryansfuneralhome.com

Aged 59, of Coach Hill, St. John and Dawn Nursing Home, Colleton, St. John-Former Truck Driver of the Barbados Water Authority.

Son of the late Eunice Nicholls and Kenneth Riley.

Father of Damian and Damar Howard and Cherese Straker.

Grandfather of Tiara Phillips and Damesha Best.

Brother of Andrew Nicholls, Thomas Riley and Felicia St Hill both of Canada, Sonia Riley, Ian Parris, Janet St. Hill and Mindy Parris of the U.S.A.

Uncle of Annalysa Nicholls, Francine Ifill and Cathyann Williams of the U.S.A.

Nephew of Stanley Nicholls and Kenrick Riley both of the U.S.A., Joan Joseph of the Bahamas, Sybil Niles of St. Lucia, Sonja Riley and Barbara Nicholls.

Cousin of many.

Father-in-law of Gaynelle Best- Howard.

Brother-in-law of Veronica Nicholls of Cave Shepherd and Michael Eastmond.

Relative of    the Nicholls, Goodman and Riley families.

Special-Friend of Glendene “Vonnie” Stoute.

Friend of Marva Howard, Joyce Mullin, Rodney Brathwaite, Bertie Mullin, David Shorey, Grantley Griffith of the U.S.A., the Staff of New Dawn Nursing Home, Sill Dialysis and many others.

The funeral of Timothy Alvin Nicholls leaves Clyde B. Jones Funeral Home Top Rock, Christ Church on Tuesday, February 19 at 1:30 p.m. for St. John Parish Church, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 3:30 p.m. for the Service of Thanksgiving The cortege will then proceed to St. John Parish Church Cemetery for the burial.

The Organist and Members of the Church Choir are asked to attend.

Floral tributes may be delivered to Clyde B. Jones Funeral Home no later than 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday.

Visitation takes place at the Chapel of Clyde B. Jones Funeral Home from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, 18th February 18

To express condolences visit www.clydebjonesfuneralhome.com

Age 81, of Cleaver's Hill, St. Joseph.

Beloved-Son of the late Eulalee and Ethelbert Leslie.

Father of Theresa Leslie of Fairmount Royal Pavilion.

Grandfather of Emmeil Turpin and Marius Leslie.

Brother of Hamilton, Bertram, Yvonne and Maxine Leslie and Agnes Maxwell.

Uncle Sherol, Shayla, Shawnette, Andre and Joshua Leslie.

Relative of Leslie, Forde, Hackett, Hinkson and Maloney families.

Friend of Frank Farnum, Bruce Lasley, Keith Gill and Margaret Hinkson.

The funeral of Lemuel St. Clair Leslie takes place on Friday February 22nd, 2019 at St. Aidan's Anglican Church, Bathesheba, St. Joseph, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 3:30 p.m. for the service and interment.

The Organist and members of the choir are asked to attend.

Flowers may be delivered to the Alvin Hinkson Funeral Home, St. Elizabeth Village, St. Joseph no later than 2:15 p.m. on Friday.

The body will repose for viewing at the church from 2:30 p.m. until the start of the service.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to: Alvin Hinkson Funeral Home, St. Elizabeth Village, St. Joseph.

Age 87, of “Moon Gate” 125 West Ridge Gap, Sandy Lane, St. James.

Son of the late Terance . A. D. and Muriel Clarke.

Beloved-Husband of Shirley Clarke.

Loving-Father of Deborah Lee of Bermuda.

Grandfather of Andrew and Teresa Lee.

Father-in-law of Stanley Lee.

Brother of Norma Odle, Keith, Frank and Noel Clarke and the late Lisle, Eric and Merle Clarke.

Brother-in-law of Merle Battersbee and Maurice Nearon, Marcella and the late Juanita, Marjorie, Ermine and Glenda Clarke and Lisle Odle.

Relative of the Jones family of the U.S.A.

A service of worship and praise celebrating the life and work of Cecil Howard Clarke takes place on Thursday, February 21st, 2019 at St. Mary’s Anglican Church, Bridgetown, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 10:00 a.m. for the service and interment.

The organist and members of the church choir are asked to attend.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Barbados Association for Cancer Advocacy – Hospice Project would be graciously accepted.

The body will repose in the Colin Parkinson Memorial Chapel, Lyndhurst Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

There will be no viewing of the body at the church prior to the start of the service.

Condolences to the family may be sent to www.lyndhurstfuneralhome.com

Age 80, of the Mount, St. Peter - retired Principal Auditor of the Auditor General’s Department.

Widower of Vadne Headley.

Father of Hassell, Rawlinson and Rudy Headley, Lana Headley-Collins and Clover Dottin. Adoptive-Father of Heather Beckles.

Grandfather of Ria, Ayeisha, Arik and Isaak Headley, Jaina, Chara and Charis Dottin. Great-Grandfather of Rijai and Jaidyn Headley.

Adoptive- Grandfather of Javid Beckles and Talya Layne.

Brother of Colvin Cave of Canada, Edwin Headley of the U.S.A., Leila Worrell, Phyllis Simmons, the late Ruby Briggs, Fredene Small and Ernesta Cumberbatch.

Father-in-law of Jacqueline and Nancy Headley, Junior Dottin and Anderson Eversley. Brother-in-law of Gloria Headley and Gloria Phillips.

Relative of the Headley, Jordan, Toppin, Belgrave, Austin, Greaves, Springer and O’neale families.

The funeral of Keith Henderson Headley leaves Keith Jones Funeral Home, Passage Road, St. Michael on Wednesday 20th February 2019 at 12:45 p.m. for St. Philip-the-Less Anglican Church , Boscobelle, St. Peter, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 2.30 p.m. for a service of thanksgiving. The cortege will then proceed to Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens, St. Peter for the interment.

The organist and members of the church choir are asked to attend.

Floral tributes may be sent to Keith Jones Funeral Home no later than 12:00 noon on Wednesday.

Visitation will take place in the Chapel of Keith Jones Funeral Home from 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

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Age 86, known as “Lloyd”, of the U.S.A and formerly of Welchman Hall St. Thomas - retired Driver of the Barbados Water Authority.

Son of the late George and Eldora Morgan.

Husband of Olga Morgan of the U.S.A., former Shop Proprietor of Welchman Hall, St. Thomas. Father of Dennis Edwards - Vendor of Barven Vegetable Market, Sinclair and Erskine Edwards, Ralph and Edwin Morgan.

Grandfather of Dennica Edwards of the Barbados Defence Force, Dr. Shadae Cox of Antigua and Barbuda, Keisha Gittens and seven others.

Great-Grandfather of eight.

Brother of Samuel Morgan of the U.K., Frank Morgan, and the late Clara Headley, Newton and Frederick Morgan.

Uncle of Thelma Joan Forde of the U.K, Maizie Odwin, Richford Toppin, Dalton Medford, Michael Headley of the U.S.A., Yvonne and seven others.

Father-in-law of Monica Edwards – Health-Sister of the University of the West Indies and Manager of Touched by an Angel Nursing Service Incorporation and Rosemary Linda Morgan of the Ministry of Transport and Works.

Brother-in-law of Aileen Bridgeman.

The funeral of Clyde Oscar Morgan leaves Gabriel Edghill’s Funeral Home, 102 Cane Garden, St. Thomas on Tuesday 19th 2019 at 2.00 pm for the Holy Innocents Anglican Church, Ayshford, St. Thomas, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 3:30 p.m. for the service and burial

The organist and Members of the Church Choir are asked to attend.

Flowers may be sent to Gabriel Edghill’s Funeral Home no later than 1.30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Viewing of the body takes place in the chapel of Gabriel Edghill’s Funeral Home from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. on Monday.

Age 92, affectionately known as “Veta Mapp”, of 31 Jade Circle, Coverley and formerly of Thyme Bottom Christ Church.

Beloved member of the Pilgrim Road Seventh-Day Adventist and retired Janitor of the Treasury.

Mother of Royland Mapp, Carl Hutchinson, Astrid Chase and Philip Pilgrim of the U.S.A. Grandmother of Rodney - Proprietor of Barber Ministry and Sean Mapp, Tricia Bascombe employee of Barbados Water Authority, Natalie Payne employee of McBride Caribbean Limited, Adrienne Parris, Trudi Reece and Rashida Clarke both employees of Sandals Barbados.

Great- Grandmother of Jevon Payne, Ayonna Parris, Newton Gray, Ajani Chase and four others.

Great-Great- Grandmother of two.

Aunt of Cleveland Straker, James Daniel, Wendy Clarke, Marcia Bourne, Ermenta Bradshaw and Sylvita Roett.

Great-Aunt of Camelita Belgrave, Waveney Callender, Gercine Straker, Sharon Daniel and many others.

Mother-in-law of Everton Chase, Pearla Mapp and Julia Pilgrim.

Sister-in-law of Sylvia Daniel.

Cousin of Glynnis Mapp and Sheila Bovell.

Friend of Gwendolyn Crichlow, the Howard, Newton and Best families and the Pilgrim Road Seventh Day Adventist congregation.

A Service of Thanksgiving celebrating the life of Veta Laurine Hutchinson will take place at Cane Vale Seventh-Day Adventist Church, Cane Vale, Christ Church at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday February 21st, 2019, where relatives and friends are asked to meet.. The cortege will then proceed to Christ Church Cemetery for the interment.

Viewing of the body takes place at St. George's Home for Funerals, Carmichael House, Carmichael, St. George, on Wednesday February 20th, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. on Thursday until the commencement of the Service.

No Flowers by special request.

In lieu of flowers an offering will be collected for the Community Service Department of the Pilgrim Road Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to St. George’s Home for Funerals.

Online condolences may be posted to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Also known as “Olliboo”, of Hampond Road, Vaucluse Tenantry, St. Thomas - member of St. Thomas Parish Church Choir and Men’s Fellowship.

Husband of Ena Gibson.

Father of Melissa Gibson, Terrance Scott, Phillip Ifill and Margaret Harewood-Griffith. Grandfather of Yemaya and Zuri Sinckler, Ranako Brathwaite, Brittany Lucas, Brianna and Aria Ifill and Rommell Harewood.

Brother of Ione Gibson, Henderson and O’neal Griffith, Hetty Lewis, Marva Clarke and the late Ira Howell and Orman Lythcott.

Uncle of many.

Great-Uncle of many.

Brother-in-law of Geddes Howell, Almeta Cummins, Verona Richards and six others. Relative of the Gibson and Yarde families.

Friend of Everton Leacock, Kentley Alleyne, Ronald Springer, Charles Parris and many others.

The funeral of Alfred DaCosta Gibson leaves Gabriel Edghill’s Funeral Home 102 Cane Garden St. Thomas on Saturday 23rd February at 8:00 a.m. for St. Thomas Parish Church, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 9:30 a.m. for the service and burial.

The Organist, members of the church choir and Men’s fellowship are asked to attend.

Flowers may be sent to Gabriel Edghill’s Funeral Home no later than 7:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Viewing of the body takes place in the chapel of Gabriel Edghill’s Funeral Home from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. on Friday.

Bus Transportation will be available from Shop Hill at 8:00 a.m. to the church and back .

Age 93, of No. 7 York Terrace, Pinelands, St. Michae - retired Well-Digger of the National Housing Corporation and Fish Vendor.

Son of the late Delcina Payne and Benjamin Best.

Husband of Elise“Velna” Payne.

Father of Judith of the U.S.A., Chetwyn and Ashley Payne.

Grandfather of Jasari and Javori Payne of the U.S.A Sarah and Karen Richards and Tramaine Wallace of Canada, Gailann Selman and many others.

Great-Grandfather of many.

Stepfather of Jacqueline Parris of the U.S.A., Rosie and David Selman, Coreen Selman-Harte and Malcolm Selman of Japan.

Brother of Clifford and Doreen Payne.

Uncle of Suezette Payne of Trinidad and Tobago, Edward, Mark, Zeta, Arthur, Annette Elaine Prescod and many others.

Great-Uncle of many.

Relative of the Best, Payne, Prescod and Selman families.

Friend of Renell Cave, Yvette Smith and Lynette Murrell.

The funeral of Hugh Andrew Payne leaves Tudor’s Funeral Home, The Ivy, St. Michael on Friday, February 22nd, 2019 at 12:15 p.m. for The Church of the Nazarene, Collymore Rock, St. Michael, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 1:30 p.m. for the Service. The cortege will then proceed to Christ Church Parish Church Cemetery for the Interment.

Flowers may be sent to Tudor’s Funeral Home no later than 12:00 noon on Friday.

The body will repose for viewing in the Chapel of Tudor’s Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, 21st February.

Condolences to the family may be posted online at www.tudorsfuneralhome.com.

Age 83, also known as “Maggie”, of Lower Streats Road, Flagstaff, St. Michael, formerly of Chimborazo and Bissex Housing Area, St. Joseph.

Daughter of the late Louise Roach and Isaac Cobham.

Mother of Kelvin Forde of Canada, Sonia Griffith née Forde, Anne Forde, Wendy Carrington née Forde, Irvine Gamble both of the U.S.A., the late Gladstone Forde and Valerie Schrader nee Gamble of St. Croix.

Grandmother of Rachel Squires, Samantha Thompson, Romario Farrell, Gemma Forde-Lashley, Jade Cox, Taurean Forde, Terry Dargan, Shani and Akil Carrington, Alianna and Errol Gamble.

Great-Grandmother of seven.

Former-Wife of Irvine “Bella” Gamble Snr.

Sister of Tabitha Eldridge née Forde, Erskine, Clement and Eric Roach, Euneta Holder née Roach, the late Valinda and Fernando Roach, and Annetta Skeete née Roach.

Aunt of Fiona Straker, Ruth Holder, and many others.

Great-Aunt of many.

Cousin of many.

Relative of the Batson, Licorish and Murray families.

The funeral of Margaret Gamble née Forde leaves the Tranquility Chapel of Two Sons Funeral Home, Stadium Road, Bush Hall, St. Michael on Wednesday 20th February 2019 at 1:15 p.m. for St. Anne’s Anglican Church, Parris Hill, St. Joseph, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 3:00 p.m. for the Home Going Service and Interment.

The Organist and Members of the Choir are asked to attend. 

Floral arrangements can be sent to the Tranquility Chapel of Two Sons Funeral Home no later than 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

Viewing takes place in the Tranquility Chapel of Two Sons Funeral Home from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. today Tuesday 19th February.

Condolences can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hall, Sherry-Ann

Age 48, of Reed Street, St. Michael.

Daughter of Noel Whitney and the late Marilyn Hall.

Granddaughter of Gweneth Hall.

Mother of Lamar, Kemar, Shakier, Trey and Trevon.

Friend of Maggie Dear.

Relative of the Hall family.

The funeral of Sherry-Ann Hall takes place at James Street Methodist Church, James Street, St. Michael  on Tuesday February 19th, 2019, where relatives and friends are asked to meet at 1:00 p.m. for a Service of Thanksgiving. The cortege will then proceed to Westbury Cemetery for interment.

The Organist and members of the Choir are asked to attend.

Flowers may be sent to Bryan's Funeral Home, Belmont Road, St. Michael not later than 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday.

The body will repose at the church from 12:00 noon until the start of the service.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Rowe's Funeral Service.

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