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Ala. Students Killed in Tornado Buried

ENTERPRISE, Ala. (AP) - Hundreds of mourners turned out Monday to remember three of the students killed by a tornado at Enterprise High School last week.

Funerals were held Monday for Michael Bowen, Katie Strunk and Michelle Wilson, all 16.

Mourners at Bowen's funeral remembered his million-dollar smile, which he was quick to flash to strangers and friends alike.

Strunk's youth minister Brendan Chance described her as fun-loving, caring and sincerely kind.

Pastor G. Lance Hogan said teachers told him that Wilson brought a smile to their faces and that joy just radiated from her.

Thusday, a funeral is scheduled for 17-year-old Michael D. "Mikey" Tompkins. Another joint funeral is planned tomorrow for two best friends who died together in the hallway, 16-year-old Andrew Joel "A.J." Jackson and 17-year-old Ryan Andrew Mohler.

A funeral for 17-year-old Jamie Ann Vidensek is set for Wednesday. Details for a funeral for the eighth student killed, Peter James Dunn the second, were not immediately available.

Along with the eight students killed at the high school, 83-year-old Edna Hayes Strickland died at her Enterprise home from injuries when the tornado hit her house. Funeral services were held for her Sunday.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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