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Tommy Hazouri’s Funeral Set For Thursday. A Special Election Will Fill His Council Seat.

Jacksonville City Council President Tommy Hazouri
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Jacksonville City Council President Tommy Hazouri

Funeral services will be Thursday morning for Tommy Hazouri, a former mayor who served decades in public office.

Hazouri, who was one of Jacksonville's most well-known politicians and twice won citywide races for council, died Saturday at the age of 76 after complications from a lung transplant he received last year.

The funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at Mandarin Presbyterian Church, 11844 Mandarin Road, where Hazouri was a longtime member. Hardage-Giddens plans to provide a live stream of the service for online viewing of it.

Hazouri's family will be accepting guests for the viewing from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Legacy Lodge Event Center at Hardage-Giddens Oaklawn, 4801 San Jose Blvd.

Jacksonville will have a special election within the next six months to fill the at-large City Council seat left vacant by the Hazouri's death.

The council will be working with Duval County Supervisor of Elections Mike Hogan to set the date for the special election.

Read the full story at Jacksonville.com.