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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Troy Davis spent 20 years locked up on Georgia’s row before he was executed for a murder he insisted he didn’t commit. Now his family and supporters will gather to say farewell in a vast church sanctuary capable of seating 2,000 people.

Planners of 42-year-old Davis’ funeral Saturday in Savannah are expecting a big crowd. The service at Jonesville Baptist Church will feature calls to political action along with hymns and scripture and is scheduled to last nearly 2 hours.

Davis was executed last week for the 1989 slaying of Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail. Courts ultimately upheld his death sentence, though Davis insisted he was innocent.

The eulogy will be delivered by the Rev. Raphael Warnock of Atlanta, who served as a spiritual adviser to Davis on death row.

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