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Taldmedge "Speedy" Hamlin
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Mr. Taldmedge "Speedy" Hamlin, of Shady Dale, died Sept. 8 at Gwinnett Medical Center. The son of the late Robert Freddie Hamlin and Vada Maloy Hamlin, he was born in Butts County in 1924. He was a longtime resident of the Oak Hill Community and was retired from Lithonia Lighting.

Surviving are sons Dewitt Taldmedge Hamlin Jr. of Covington, Richard Thomas Hamlin of Shady Dale; brother Willie Hamlin of Conyers; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the chapel of Wheeler Funeral Home with interment following in Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 15.

The Covington News Sept. 14, 2008