Massey family announces plans for public memorial service

The family of Abit Massey of Gainesville, the state poultry icon who died two weeks ago at the age of 96, has announced plans for a public memorial service.

A Celebration of Life and Friendships will be held July 8 at 11:00 (10:30 arrivals and mingling) at the Gainesville High School Pavillion. Suggested parking: In the Senior Parking Lot on Elephant Trail and other nearby lots. There will be on-site signage.

Dress: Summer Casual

After the program, the family invites colleagues and other friends to join them “for Longstreet Cafe bites — some of Abit’s favorites!”

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