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Burke County classmates mourn teen killed in motorcycle crash

WAYNESBORO, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – Students and teachers at Burke County High School are mourning a 16-year-old who was killed in a motorcycle accident and who lost his own mom in a car wreck when he was 3.

Gavin James, 16, was killed in the crash Thursday on Farmers Bridge Road — the fourth victim of a local motorcycle accident within a matter of days.

“We are deeply saddened by the sudden death of our beloved student, BCHS junior, Gavin Seth James,” the Burke County Public School System said on Facebook. “Our heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to the family, friends, and loved ones as well as to employees and his classmates.”

According to his obituary on the James Funeral Home website, he was the son of the late Saulena Dee Kirkland Vilano and Wendy and Vernon Elliott James II.

Services are set for 3 p.m. Wednesday in the

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Friends say safety was top concern for father killed in motorcycle crash

Dave Parham was the kind of guy everyone turned to. Family and friends say he helped countless people in the community, fixing their cars as a mechanic and taking neighborhood kids under his watch. He loved his wife Rhonda, step-daughter Ellie, and was the best dad in the world to his 8-year-old son, Jase. 

“He was just so thoughtful to help everybody but himself. He always put himself last,” said family friend Meg Ozbirn. “To Jase, his dad was his whole world. His whole world.”

On Friday, Jase and his dad had just finished a taco lunch off 14th Street in Bradenton. They were on Dave’s motorcycle, only a few minutes away from home. Ozbirn said safety was key to Dave. 

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