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Macieon Loretta Hairston, registered nurse Dec. 26, 1928 -- Dec. 22, 2005

Services for Macieon Loretta Hairston were held today in Latter Rain Cathedral Church of God in Christ. Burial was in Forest Lawn.

Mrs. Hairston, of Fayetteville, N.C., died Dec. 22 in Cape Fear Valley Hospital, Fayetteville, after a brief illness. She was 76. She had moved from Buffalo in August.

She worked as a registered nurse at Buffalo General Hospital and Sheehan Memorial Hospital and also worked in home health care for the Erie County Health Department. She retired in 1984.

Mrs. Hairston was born Macieon Redd in Martinsville, Va., where she attended Kate B. Reynolds Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. She moved to Buffalo in 1960.

Her husband, Sam H. Sr., died in 1979.

Survivors include three daughters, Marjorie Hairston-Sewell of Baltimore, Benita Eldridge of Durham, N.C., and Alberta Lampkins of Fayetteville; a son, Sam H. Jr. of Las Vegas; a sister, Willa Mae Morris of Silver Spring, Md.; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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