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Vigil planned despite neighbor's objections

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Memorial crosses were removed after a neighbor's complaint. Memorial crosses were removed after a neighbor's complaint.
MARSHALL COUNTY, AL (WAFF) -

A candlelight vigil was planned for Wednesday for one of four people killed in a car accident 13 years ago on Highway 69. The location is set for the former location of some memorial crosses. The crosses were removed Monday by state workers after a woman who lives near them complained.

Ruth White is also objecting to the vigil. She said the grass in the area is very dry, and there is concern the trees on her property could catch fire, so she plans to call police.

Meanwhile, family members plan to hold the vigil on the state right-of-way that was marked by transportation officials Wednesday. The mark shows the crosses were approximately ten feet away from White's property.

Organizers said the vigil will be held for Andrew Marion and his twin sister. Andrew died in a crash back in March 2000. Andrew would have turned 32 Wednesday.

Family members said they are disappointed in the decision to move the crosses. Gina Moses said they were a way to remember her brother Jonah Ray, who also died there.

White said she wanted them removed because she was sick of looking at them and that they were hard to mow around.

The vigil began shortly after 7 p.m.

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