Kim Scruggs

Kim Scruggs, mother of Bo Scruggs, shares fond memories of her boy and celebrated his legacy at the memorial service.

Men, women and children filed into Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church on the evening of Jan. 10. It was an evening of reflection, grief, and even hope, as the community gathered to remember the eight lives of those lost in the Appomattox mass murders that transpired Jan. 19, 2010.

Ten years have passed since friends, families, co-workers, church members, and an entire community lost Lauralee Sipe, 38; Dwayne S. Sipe, 38; Joshua Sipe, 4; Morgan L. Dobyns, 15; Emily A. Quarles, 15; Jonathan L. Quarles, 43; Karen Quarles, 43; and Ronald (Bo) I. Scruggs, 16.

The service was conducted by Father Jim Gallagher of Our Lady of Peace and Rev. Dr. Adam Tyler of Grace Hills Baptist Church.

Gallagher said it was important for the community to not forget the lives that were lost 10 years ago.

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