CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Funerals for three more victims of a deadly shooting during a Bible study in South Carolina were being held Saturday at the church where they were slain.
Services were first held for 54-year-old Cynthia Hurd at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, 11 days after a gunman entered the church and killed her and eight other people — all African-Americans. Police contend the attack was racially motived.
Hurd, a long-time Charleston librarian, will be remembered as a tireless public servant and loving family member, speakers at her funeral said. Attendees included South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott and the Rev. Jesse Jackson.
“Her death will lead to change and Cynthia Hurd will be helping millions,” said Charleston Mayor Joseph Riley Jr. during a eulogy.
Riley remembered Hurd as a young girl serving ice cream. She went from serving people ice cream…
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