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Slain North Laurel woman remembered for faith, laughter
Slain North Laurel woman remembered for faith, laughter

Some 800 mourners gathered at St. Mary of the Mills Church in Laurel on Saturday, Aug. 6, for the funeral of 27-year-old Lauren Giddings, the North Laurel native and parish member who was slain inGeorgia. Giddings' dismembered body was found June 30 in a trash can outside of her apartment complex in Macon, where she had just graduated from Mercer University Law School and was studying for the state's bar exam. Stephen Mark McDaniel, Giddings' 25-year-old next-door neighbor and a fellow law student, has been charged in her death. Amid bouts of heavy rain Saturday, family and friends from around the country and from various stages in Giddings' life – childhood,...

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