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August 23, 2007

Americus - - The city of Americus paused Thursday to reflect on the two lives lost during March's violent tornado. 

Jerry Dukes and Carrie Gaines died when a twister roared through the middle of town the night of March 1st. Thursday evening, the city came together in prayer for their families.

City leaders and friends and families of the victims gathered for the memorial service. Relatives say they appreciate the support.  

"I'm so grateful. I'm so proud that people could remember my husband this way. Me and my daughter, were just speechless but were glad.that the city of americus remembered my husband as well as Ms. Gaines today," says Cathy Dukes.

The city presented a memorial to the families during the ceremony. It will stand outside the police department.

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