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Alabama couple killed on way to Wednesday night church service


Julia and Foy Counts

The Times Daily in Huntsville, Ala., reports:

HATTON – A retired couple on their way to church in Sheffield were killed Wednesday night when a car slammed into the rear of their vehicle on Alabama 157, just north of Alabama 101 in the Hatton community, authorities said.
Emergency workers at the scene identified the victims as Foy and Julia Counts, who lived on Lawrence 140 in Hatton. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.
State troopers were still investigating the accident at 9:15 p.m., about three hours after the crash was reported.
A friend said the victims were on their way to Cox Boulevard Church of Christ in Sheffield.
The news was announced to people attending the Wednesday night church service.
A Bible was found in the front seat of the couple’s mangled Olds Cutlass, one emergency worker said. He added the rear of the vehicle was smashed to a point where the bumper and back seat were pushed against the front seat.

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    My prayers and sympathy to the family’s the Church sisters and brothers to these folks that lost their life in this tragedy so sorry.
    Cheryl Reyes
    November, 19 2010

    Holy Father, grant peace to this dear family…
    Eileen Emch
    November, 19 2010

    Our heartfelt sympathy to the family,brothers and sisters in congregation.May God give you the comfort you need at this time.In our prayers.
    Sandra Lam
    November, 20 2010

    My prayers are for the family and friends who are now left to grieve. May the God of comfort give them comfort during this painful time. That the Father may be glorified, I pray in Jesus’ name, amen.
    Daniel Keeran
    November, 24 2010

    Our deepest sympathy to the family of these saints who has gone home. What a great example of Christians on their way to assemble (Heb.10:25)
    From your beloved family in Cape Town, South africa.
    For the saints at the Eastridge church of Christ.
    Mervyn Pasqualle.
    Mervyn Pasqualle
    November, 25 2010

    Very sad news. You never know when and how this earthly life will end. Better be ready!
    I pray for the family and friends,
    Ati L�vai
    Attila L�vai
    November, 30 2010

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