Both Christian and Muslim religious leaders have offered condolences to the family of an American hostage beheaded in Iraq.
About 250 people gathered in Jack Hensley's hometown -- Marietta, Georgia -- Thursday night.
At the vigil, which was sponsored by Muslim groups, Hensley's pastor remembered him as a loving man who wished only to support his family and help the Iraqi people.
The service took place in a park on the square in downtown Marietta, an Atlanta suburb. Hensley's family did not attend, but is expected to attend another ceremony at the family's church on Saturday afternoon.