Vigil honors shooting victim

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, August 14, 2007

A group of roughly 50 people turned out Thursday night for a gospel concert and vigil for Harley Bethea, who was shot and killed on Mariner Street Monday night.

An account in Bethea’s name has been set up at Chartway Federal Credit Union, and donations are being accepted to help with funeral expenses. Harley’s godparents, Raymond and Letrice Felton, are also donating a portion of the proceeds from downloads of music from their group, RayTrice, during August.

Their group performed Thursday night for nearly two hours.

Raymond Letrice was proud of the way the city came together in a few days to put on the event.

&uot;We appreciate everybody’s support, for coming out tonight,&uot; he said.

He also said, &uot;The Franklin Police have been so good to us.&uot;

Officers patrolled and mingled in the area on Mariner Street, where the event was held.

The city waived the need for a permit, Letrice said, and said the city’s Parks and Recreation Department delivered the stage to the site, he said.

Raytrice’s music can be found on the Savage Records Web site at

Also, an interview and fund-raiser was scheduled for Saturday morning on 103 Jamz. For more information, contact Raymond Felton at 562-2756 or 562-3046.