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Rose L. Hargrave, former teacher Aug. 27, 1926 -- Dec. 19, 2006

Rose L. Hargrave of Buffalo, a retired elementary school teacher and active volunteer, died Tuesday in her daughter's home in Tyrone, Ga. She was 80.

Born in Buffalo, she was a graduate of Hutchinson-Central High School and Fisk University. She earned a master's degree in education from Buffalo State Teachers College.

Mrs. Hargrave taught elementary school in Buffalo Public Schools for 35 years. She was an active member of the Buffalo Chapter of Girlfriends and was a volunteer at Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

She was the widow of John L. Sr.

Survivors include two daughters, Kimberly Hargrave Cornwell and Tanika; a son, John L. Jr.; and a sister, Mary Jarrett.

A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in St. John Baptist Church, 184 Goodell St., preceded by a wake at 1.

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