Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Camp Lejeune Marine's family can't find place for funeral

Feedback: Gouverneur Marine's Family Upset Over Funeral 'Nightmare'
January 14, 2014

It's been one week since Marine Private First Class Skyler Way was found dead in a car submerged in canal near Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

Nearly a thousand miles away in Gouverneur, his family isn't only dealing with the loss, they couldn't find a place to hold the funeral.

"It's been a nightmare, stressful. Things have been tough. Things haven't really been going the way we expected it," said Shannon Way, Skyler's mother.

The family says Skyler wasn't religious and wouldn't have wanted his funeral to be in a church.

The family's first thought was to have the ceremony at the Elks Club.

But the club has a wedding booked this weekend.

That was just the first place to say no to the family.
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