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PORTSMOUTH - A public tribute to the late Dr. James W. Holley III will be held Thursday night in Portsmouth.

The former mayor will be remembered at a special life celebration service at Willett Hall, 3701 Willett Drive, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Holley died Friday at the age of 85.

He's survived by his wife, four children and 12 grandchildren. The family asks that any donations be made to the Portsmouth Railroad Museum.

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