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Celebration of Life Service for The Late Sis. Claudia Mae Campbell

Celebration of Life Service for The Late Sis. Claudia Mae Campbell is scheduled for this Saturday, January 2 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Dr. Eugene W. Diamond, The Ministerial Staff, Diaconate, Youth Department Leaders and The Abyssinia Church Family ask that you continue to keep The Campbell Family in your prayers.  Additional Arrangements/Information: •Public Viewing will be held at Abyssinia M.B. Church on Friday ...

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Final Services Set for Educator Aria Rogers Peterson

Final services have been set for longtime Duval County educator Mrs. Aria Louise Rogers Peterson who transitioned Saturday, October 10, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband of 73 years, the late Albert Carl Peterson. To this lively union three daughters were born. Mrs. Peterson received her early education from Old Stanton High School and received her Masters Degree from Florida A&M University. ...

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Homegoing Celebration Set for Dr. James Augustus Joyner

Dr. James Augustus Joyner 1942-2015 by Jeanine Ferguson Born in Jacksonville, Florida, on December 20, 1942, Dr. Joyner attended the local public schools and graduated from New Stanton Senior High School and later Florida A&M University. He worked as a pharmacist in Jacksonville, Atlanta, and Chicago before attending and subsequently graduating from the Medical College of Georgia in 1975. He became Boar ...

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​Percy Sledge, Voice Behind “When a Man Loves a Woman,” Dies

Percy Sledge, who soared from part-time singer and hospital orderly to lasting fame with his aching, forlorn performance on the classic "When a Man Loves a Woman," died this week in Louisiana. He was 73. Sledge's longtime manager Mark Lyman confirmed his death to CBS News. Sledge died early Tuesday morning, about an hour after midnight of natural causes in hospice care. A No. 1 hit in 1966, "When a Man Love ...

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