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Obituaries - April 23, 2009

Raymond H. Allen

Raymond H. Allen, 74, of Rex passed away April 21, 2009.

He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Shirley Allen; three children, Cindy and husband Eddie Ellington of McDonough, Brent and wife Marie Allen of Rex, and Trina and husband Michael Bailey of Hampton; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Wiona Butler and Linda Burke; five brothers, Herman, Jerry, Gene, Marion and Doyal Allen; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Mr. Allen was retired from General Motors Co., after 32 years service, and was a deacon at Friendship Baptist Church for 48 years.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 24, at the Fairview Chapel of Horis A. Ward. Pastor Mike Newton will officiate. Interment will be in the Fairview Memorial Gardens. The family is receiving friends Wednesday, April 22, at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m., and all day on Thursday until 9 p.m. Horis A. Ward Fairview Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. (770) 474-1231.

Harold Steven Dennard

Mr. Harold Steven Dennard, age 48, of Canton passed away on Friday, April 17, 2009.

Funeral services were held at 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, from the Sosebee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Billy Phillips officiating. Graveside services will be Friday, April 24, at 10 a.m., from the Georgia National Cemetery.

Mr. Dennard served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a mechanical and electrical technician.

Survivors include his mother, Vivian Dennard of Canton; partner, Cheryl Harris; sisters, Janet Tweedie and Karen Binion both of Canton; five nephews; one niece; several aunts and cousins also survive.

Sosebee Funeral Home, Canton, is honored to serve the family.

www.sosebeefuneralhome.com. (770) 479-2131.