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Funeral service set for Savannah's 1st black mayor

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Savannah is saying farewell to the man who served as its first African-American mayor.

Funeral services were scheduled Friday at St. James Catholic Church for Floyd Adams Jr., who was elected mayor in 1995. Adams died Saturday at age 68.

Adams served two terms as mayor of Georgia's oldest city, where he also had been a longtime City Council member and worked as publisher of the weekly Savannah Herald, a newspaper covering the city's black community.

Adams made it known he wasn't comfortable with the distinction of being Savannah's first black mayor. He said in his 1996 inauguration speech that his race had no bearing on his ability to lead Savannah.

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