• Thursday, August 30, 2012

Friends of Dana Woods gather Wednesday night to reflect her life.

Quiet raindrops fell Wednesday night in downtown Moncks Corner, as dozens of Dana Woods’ friends and family members gathered for a candlelight vigil at Unity Park.
Some spoke in hushed tones about what the young woman meant to them; some joined in singing hymns of praise; and some simply stood in silent tribute, trying to make sense of a life taken away.
“She was always filled with love, always there for you,” one friend recalled quietly.
A sign under the Unity Park canopy featured a smiling photo of Woods, and attendees of Wednesday’s vigil took turns signing it, and sharing their thoughts.
Stories were shared about the teenager’s life – and a portrait emerged of a caring young woman who put other’s needs ahead of her own.
“I will always remember you,” one friend wrote. “You were such a beautiful soul.”
“Never forgotten,” another message said, “and always in our hearts. May justice be served.”
Woods, 18, and her friend, 22-year-old June Guerry were reported missing Sunday. The body of Woods was discovered Tuesday afternoon; a body presumed to be Guerry’s was found Wednesday afternoon.

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