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Family remembers Clavon, killed walking across street

Man struck and killed in Florence remembered by friends

Roosevelt Clavon Roosevelt Clavon
West Darlington Street West Darlington Street

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF)- People are remembering the man killed while crossing a street in Florence. 65 year-old, Roosevelt Clavon had just left Cruizers gas station around 7:30pm Friday night when police say he walked in front of oncoming traffic on west Darlington street. Marks are left all along the concrete where Florence police are still investigating the accident. Investigators say the accident was not a hit and run, and did not involve drunk driving.

Today Clavon’s family gathered around the street where he was killed trying to figure out how this could happen. Wilahamenia Gabriel, Clavon’s sister said, “He was kind, he was lovin, he always was jolly. He’ll always make you laugh. He was a good brother and someone you would always want to have around you.”

Gabriel says she usually sees her brother every day, but yesterday she didn't. She got a call from police last night telling her Clavon was hit by a car, so she went to the hospital where he was taken and he had quit breathing. “There they told me he had passed, but I didn’t see him on yesterday, but I see him every day two or three times a day because he comes here in the afternoon, and its just a day that I didn’t see him, but we miss him already,” Gabriel said.

Clavon has worked at Sumter Street Grocery down the street from his house for the past twenty years. He bagged groceries there and his co-workers say they will miss seeing him in the store.Curtis Martin, Sumter Street Grocery Manager said, “He was always in a good mood singing gospel and stuff like that, he was a hard worker and worked anytime you needed him. Good with people, everybody in the neighborhood knew him.”

The family is planning a funeral service for Clavon next Friday at their home church, Mt. Pleasant A.M.E. Church in Lynchburg.

“We are a strong family that loves each other and will stick together, that’s the way our parents taught us,” said Gabriel.

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