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Sisters, teacher seek funds to buy headstone for Hawkins child killed with grape soda

March 7th, 2014 11:26 am by Jeff Bobo, NET News Service

Sisters, teacher seek funds to buy headstone for Hawkins child killed with grape soda

Alexa Linboom's grave is marked only by a printed piece of paper inside a plastic case. Contributed photo/NET News Service.

SURGOINSVILLE — Five-year-old Alexa Linboom’s horrific 2012 death made headlines from coast to coast last month, but one thing that only her closest family and friends knew was that Alexa doesn’t have a proper headstone on her grave.

Now Alexa’s half sisters and their mother, who reside in Kingsport, are trying to raise enough money to give her a decent marker.

Alexa’s grave at the Long Bend Baptist Church cemetery is currently marked by a plastic case staked into the ground with a printed paper inside identifying the grave as hers.

Last month her sisters launched a fundraising effort by placing buckets seeking donations on the counter of various convenience stories in and around Surgoinsville.

Read more at TimesNews.net.

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