Services set for murder-suicide victims

Published 1:15 pm Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Funeral services have been set for the victims of an apparent murder-suicide near Boykins on Thursday.

Edward Lee Everett Sr., 70, who felt he was terminally ill, shot his 71-year-old wife, Queen Esther Everett, in a bedroom at their home while she slept. He then took his own life.

The funeral will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Rising Star Baptist Church in Branchville with the Rev. Willie Dickerson officiating.

Burial will follow in Rising Star Church Cemetery.

Hood Funeral Home in Conway, N.C. is in charge of handling arrangements.