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Two local services set for Brooksville soldier killed in Afghanistan

BROOKSVILLE — Two local services for an Army soldier killed in Afghanistan on Sunday have been set, and the public is invited to both.

A memorial service for Clarence Williams III will be at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Grace World Outreach Church, 20366 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.

A wake will be at 6 p.m. July 19 at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 600 Wood Drive, Brooksville.

A funeral is expected to take place at an Ocala church on July 21, but plans had not yet been set Wednesday afternoon, said Abrill Edwards, one of Williams' sisters.

The time and date of a graveside service at Florida National Cemetery near Bushnell also remain uncertain, Edwards said.

Williams, a 2008 Hernando High School graduate who joined the Army the following year, was killed along with five other soldiers when their armored vehicle ran over a roadside bomb in Wardak province, just south of Kabul.

On his first tour of duty, Williams had been expected home by the end of the month.

Tony Marrero can be reached at (352) 848-1431 or tmarrero@tampabay.com.

Two local services set for Brooksville soldier killed in Afghanistan 07/11/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 9:00pm]
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