Memorial For Beach Fire Victim

Hundreds filled church pews to mourn 18-year-old William Rhea, one of the University of South Carolina students killed in the North Carolina beach house fire.

The headmaster of Rhea's former high school asked mourners to
remember the young man's crooked smile, his exuberant spirit and
the love he showed for his family, friends and all he met.

Robert Veto of the Trinity Collegiate School also said Rhea was
loved by everyone he knew.

In all, six USC students and one Clemson student perished in the
fire in Ocean Isle Beach. Rhea's older brother, Andrew, escaped the
fire with minor injuries.

The service for Rhea was held in Florence at the First
Presbyterian Church.


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