December 14, 2016 Edition

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Accident claims life

An accident at a Lawrence County church resulted in the death of a child on Saturday afternoon, according to Detective Andrew Turner with the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department.

Deputies were dispatched, along with medical and fire units, to the Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Lynn after a 911 call regarding an eight-year-old boy.

The caller advised the boy had been playing on a large tombstone when it dislodged and fell over on top of him.

Turner said medical units arrived on scene and began working on the child in an attempt to revive him. He was transported to Lawrence Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased.

According to reports, the boy, Trevor Walling of Pleasant Plains, was at the church for a celebration. Funeral service is this morning at 10 a.m. at Qualls Funeral Home in Batesville.

A full obituary can be found on page 3A of this week's edition.

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