(The following is an e-mail that I sent to family members on March 16, 2002.)

Date: Sat, 16 Mar 2002 23:44:08 -0600
To: Bettie O’Rear, Mark O’Rear, Wes O’Rear, David O’Rear, Clint O’Rear, Alyssa O’Rear, Tim M. Bennett, Steve Bennett, Tim W. Bennett, Bob and Bobbie Bishop, Gene Richardson Sr., Mary Richardson, Gene Richardson Jr.
From: Paul O’Rear
Subject: Vacation and stuff

Hey, everyone.

Just wanted to let everyone know that we had a wonderful time this past week on a family vacation to Tennessee. Justin was on Spring Break. We had planned to take him out of school on the previous Friday and leave that morning. Our plans were changed, however, when we learned on Tuesday that Lea Clancy had passed away. Lea was a 10-year-old little girl who had been battling cancer for about 5-1/2 years. She and her family had become good friends of ours. Please keep the Clancy family in your prayers: Steve and Cyndi (Lea’s parents), and Lindsey and Lauren (Lea’s older sisters). They are a sweet family, and Lea was a precious little girl.

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