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Harlem residents will miss Homer Gay, the Tracy-Luckey plant manager killed Friday following an air compressor explosion.
A 2-inch pipe struck Gay, 70, in the head at the Harlem pecan processing plant, said Columbia County Coroner Vernon Collins.
"Everybody in Harlem pretty much knew Mr. Homer," Harlem City Councilman Gregg Stokes said. "It's got us all at a loss for words."
The Appling man was working on an air compressor Friday morning when he noticed a leak, Collins said.