Celebration of Life for Pilot Who Was Found Dead in the Eel River 10 Days After He Crashed
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Everyone is welcome to the celebration of life held for Rex Whitlow tomorrow near McCann, says his family. Whitlow went missing after his plane crashed on May 4 and his body wasn’t found until 10 days later. He was well-known in the community.
The celebration begins at 2 p.m. with food. “Everyone is welcome to bring a side dish if they like,” said Lonnie Whitlow, Rex’s nephew. “After the service, there will be a celebration of life. Family and friends gathering on into the evening bring your tents.”
To get to the celebration, take Dyerville Loop from 101. Once in McCann, cross the bridge and go to the left. You’ll find it.
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