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PM, family and friends say farewell to late journalist Gary Spaulding

Published:Saturday | July 2, 2016 | 7:12 PM
Prime Minister Andrew Holness speaks with Gary Spaulding's daughter, Kayla, while his sons Andre (left) and Tavaughn (second left) look on.
Derrick Smith (left), leader of government business in the House of Representatives, offers his condolences to Kerry Spaulding (centre), daughter of Gary Spaulding, and partner Andre Newsome, just before Saturday's thanksgiving service at the Portmore Gospel Assembly in Portmore, St Catherine.
Prime Minister Andrew Holness speaks with Leighton Spaulding, brother of Gary Spaulding.
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Prime Minister Andrew Holness today led hundreds of persons who attended a thanksgiving service for late journalist Gary Spaulding at the Portmore Gospel Assembly church in St Catherine.

Spaulding died suddenly at his home in Hughenden, St Andrew last month.

Minister without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister Derrick Smith, in his tribute, encouraged mourners to remember Spaulding’s love for his country and the quality of the work he left behind.

There were also tributes from the Press Association of Jamaica, Spaulding’s alma mater Kingston College and The Gleaner Company, where he worked until the time of his passing.