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Fred Birchmore Dies at 100

ATHENS - The Athens area loses a legendary figure. Author and naturalist Fred Birchmore died Sunday at the age of 100.

Birchmore was known for cycling around the globe and walking down the Washington Monument's steps on his hands.

He also donated acres of land to Memorial Park and led his church choir for years.

Bernstein Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

For more on this story, go to Online Athens.