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Funeral set for Martinez man slain outside church

Sunday, Aug 17, 2014 8:19 AM
Last updated Monday, Aug 18, 2014 4:25 PM
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Services have been announced for a Martinez man fatally shot Thursday night during a carjacking in front of a local church where he and his wife had gone to turn on the sprinkler system.

The funeral for William R. "Bill" DaVitte, 55, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Thomas Poteet & Son chapel with the Rev. Robert Smith and the Rev. Elizabeth Ackerman officiating. Burial  will follow in Abilene Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 214 Davis Rd.

DaVitte was killed when he rushed to defend his wife who was being attacked by a man stealing their SUV.

Daniel Nelson Robinson, 21, of Jacksonville, Fla., was arrested several hours later in his hometown following a police pursuit.

On Saturday, Robinson appeared in court for a hearing on charges in Florida, which include driving without a license, fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement officers, trespassing, motor vehicle theft and reckless driving. His bond was set at $200,018, according to Jacksonville jail records. His next court date is Sept. 8.

The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office still has an active hold on Robinson, but has not yet started the extradition process. As of Sunday, deputies have only obtained a warrant for a murder charge, Morris said, and several other charges are pending.

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seenitB4
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seenitB4 08/17/14 - 08:24 am
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No pity for the crook

Senseless & shameless killing.....I'm so sorry for this family.

Michael Ryan
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Michael Ryan 08/17/14 - 08:53 am
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Did I miss the day of the

Did I miss the day of the services?

zippy
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zippy 08/17/14 - 08:57 am
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when?

read it twice. Family receiving friends Monday but does not say the day of the service

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 08/17/14 - 10:14 am
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God bless
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Mr. Davitte's soul, his family and friends. God damn the soul of the thug punk who's responsible for this monstrous act.

scooter2762
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scooter2762 08/17/14 - 11:27 am
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The funeral for William R.

The funeral for William R. "Bill" Davitte, 55, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Thomas Poteet & Son chapel with Rev. Robert Smith and Rev. Elizabeth Ackerman officiating.

janice530
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janice530 08/17/14 - 01:44 pm
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Senseless crime. It is a sad

Senseless crime. It is a sad day when you cannot even go to a Church of all places. I hope that thug wanna be rots in prison and then rots in hell. He is a wasted piece of a human being. He is one heartless idiot

jimmymac
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jimmymac 08/17/14 - 04:06 pm
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janice530
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I agree with you Janice but even if and that's a big if his lawyers will delay punishment until he's middle aged. They have this guy dead to right and he should be hung as soon as the trial is over.

cush1944
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cush1944 08/17/14 - 03:06 pm
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"I hope that thug wanna be

"I hope that thug wanna be rots in prison and then rots in hell."
No prison he needs to be put down!!

sawgrass
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sawgrass 08/17/14 - 04:38 pm
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double standard

Where are the white gangs looting, burning, rioting and stealing? Where is Reverend Al and his band of stupid clowns swarming down for media attention and stirring the crowd into a frenzy? This thug needs to be taken out back and hung. I am tired of the white community being called racist. We need to stand up and fight back.

bigj706
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bigj706 08/17/14 - 04:53 pm
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Man sawgrass you act like

Man sawgrass you act like someone stole your milk money. The people if any who are calling you racist are not on your level to get all worked up about

middget43
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middget43 08/17/14 - 06:13 pm
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Praying for the family

I am praying for the family this is very uncalled for this guy coming all the way to Georgia to steal a vehicle he should have stayed in Florida and stole a vehicle there as big as Florida is he could have got him a good vehicle im sure of that. He did the crime now he needs to do the time for what he has done take him out behind the barn and hang him from the biggest oak tree there is back there and show him what it feels like to attack somebody and then kill their husband there in front of her. I dont feel sorry for what he gets the bible says an eye for eye and tooth for tooth so his life should be took aswell. God bless this family

sawgrass
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sawgrass 08/17/14 - 06:28 pm
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bigj706

No one stole my milk money. Mr. Davitte was gunned down in cold blood. I am mad. The thug in Ferguson robbed a store and assaulted a policeman. I am worked up, as you say. I am tired of being called a racist because I expect the black community to be held accountable for their crimes. The black community makes up less than 14 percent of our population but is responsible for 50 percent of the crimes in this country. Get off of my back. I am worked up.

bright idea
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bright idea 08/17/14 - 07:31 pm
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Not McDuffie County

so maybe DA will go for the needle.

bigj706
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bigj706 08/17/14 - 08:15 pm
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Who is personally calling you

Who is personally calling you a racist! Please let us know! That is very wrong are they outside your house are they chasing you down in your car please let us know ! So we can get rid of that person

Billsams
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Billsams 08/17/14 - 08:43 pm
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Davitte

Wonder where Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and there crowd are???
Why are they not here to visit the family in their loss???

Bacon Grease
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Bacon Grease 08/17/14 - 09:42 pm
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Remain calm.

Remain calm and arm yourself. We need to protect our own.

KSL
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KSL 08/17/14 - 10:31 pm
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Bilsams

Because it is always one sided, for some.

iaaffg
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iaaffg 08/18/14 - 06:22 am
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Rest in Peace, Mr. Davitt.

Rest in Peace, Mr. Davitt.

iaaffg
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iaaffg 08/18/14 - 06:26 am
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and the white people do not

and the white people do not need the likes of such scum as jackson and sharpton to stand up for us. i'd rather see big bird from sesame street be an activist for the white man than either of those two cons. big bird at least has more credibility and makes sense when he speaks.

AFjoe
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AFjoe 08/18/14 - 09:24 am
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Jackson & Sharpton

Unless there is camera face time and a chance for them to stir the pudden and have a few folks drink their Kool-aid ain't a chance in hell they will be seen. Only sad part is no one hi-jacks their car, their armed body guards would shoot the perp.

cush1944
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cush1944 08/18/14 - 10:15 am
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" Remain calm and arm

" Remain calm and arm yourself. We need to protect our own."
Bacon Grease, you are correct. In the next few years, mostly while the lying, racist is still in the WH, something will happen that will set blacks rioting in all the cities. The race baiters like Sharpton, Jackson, Holder and Obama will add fuel to the fire.

bohica
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bohica 08/18/14 - 12:37 pm
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Looking for a excuse. I'm

Looking for a excuse. I'm locked and loaded all the time, I was a victim of a attempted car jacking about 15 years ago on Gordon hwy. & Molly Pond road. Rolled my window down and stuck a Colt. Python .357 up his nose. Nest time,
I will pull the trigger. I refuse to live in fear.

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