Old contacts appearing in my iPhone

Why is it that people that I have since deleted from my contacts list on my 4S, still appear when I'm trying to send  a text to someone?  Mind you, this person was deleted sometime last year, I have not spoken to him in any way shape or form since that time. 
(My contacts are not synced with Facebook, Twitter, or any other app)

Hi,
I encounter the same problem.
I changed my iPhone 4 for an iPhone 5s.
I unregistered my iPhone 4, deactivated iMessage, deleted all my accounts... reset all parameters.
Still with the iPhone 4 - which I gave to a member of my family - I put a new sim card, I created a new iCloud profile, I configured iMessage with her new iCloud account, I registered the iPhone 4 to her new account.
HOWEVER, when starting to write the name of a contact I want to text a message/iMessage to, we can see the names of all my own contacts whereas they don't appear in the Apple contacts application. We only see the names and phone numbers
What can I do so that my relative only sees her contacts when she wants to select the contact?
On the forums nothing worked. I mean, I don't have the issue where the old device still receives a message/iMessage that was in fact sent to the new device. Only my own contacts that appear at this moment.
Best regards.

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