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Aline Guzman, leading Cosby businesswoman, dies at 85

Published: 7:02 AM, 09/24/2013 Last updated: 7:03 AM, 09/24/2013

Author: Duay O'Neil
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

COSBY—The daughter of sharecroppers whose restaurant became internationally known has died.

Aline Guzman, 85, died Monday, Sept. 22, at LeConte Medical Center.

Born in 1928 in Lepanto, Ark., she was the daughter of the late Allen and Zela Dodd. At the time, her father was a sharecropper growing cotton.

When she was a child, the family moved to northeast Arkansas and then, during World War II, to Pontiac, Mich., where her father went to work for General Motors and her mother also found employment in a wartime factory making amphibious tanks.

It was in Pontiac that she met her future husband, Louis Guzman, after he had served in the Navy.

For more details, see Tuesday's edition of The Newport Plain Talk.

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