More Funerals Held for Shooting Victims
Samson, Alabama –
(AP) - Hundreds of people filled a church in Samson
for a memorial service for four of the 10 people who were slain
during a shooting rampage in south Alabama last week.
The victims remembered Tuesday were all relatives of the alleged
gunman, Michael McLendon. Pastors urged mourners to make Samson a
town known for love rather than the violence that claimed so many
A long funeral procession headed by emergency vehicles led four
hearses through town after the memorial.
The joint service was held for McLendon's grandmother,
74-year-old Virginia Ett Wise White; his uncle, 55-year-old James
Alfred White; a 34-year-old cousin, Tracy Michelle Wise; and her
15-year-old son, Dean James Wise.