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The grandparents killed in a Bedford County house fire are finally laid to rest.
As friends and family say goodbye to Mollie and Leon McClaran it was also a chance to remind the world their grandchildren have not been found.
Those who knew Mollie McClaran say there are words they will miss hearing her say...
Former co-worker of Mollie, Dan Logan says, “Hi hun! How you doing today! It's just the way she said it - she was just a loving person.”
Just days ago the medical examiner's office released the bodies of 70 year old Mollie McClaran and 72 year old Leon "Bubba" McClaran to the family...
It's been almost a month after the two died in a house fire.
After a short funeral service a mile of cars lined up to make their way to the burial- the McClaran family says it has been this kind of support that has helped them find their strength.
Sister in law of Leon McClaran, Sharon McClaran says, “It touched our heart that they had that many friends and they came out today on such a beautiful day when they could be doing something else- to pay their respects to Mollie and Bubba.”
It was a beautiful fall day shadowed with a cloud of unknowing around the McClaran's two grandchildren who have still not been found--- 9 year old Chloie Pope and 7 year old Gage Daniel.
TBI officials believe the children were in the house the night of fire- but after weeks of TBI and ATF officials searching through the wreckage and an amber alert issued there have been no signs of Cholie or Gage.
Sharon McClaran says, “The mother was having a really hard time because just wondering where your kids are out there in this ... And who has got them and what they are doing to them.”
Those who attended the funeral believe Mollie and Leon won't be able to rest in peace until their grandchildren are found.
Neighbor of the McClaran’s, Dean Felder says, “They loved them - they did that now - they would have protected them as long as they could have and probably did.”
The McClaran's say they believe TBI officials are doing all they can to find the children - but they are still left praying for closure.
TBI says they have no new information in the case of Cholie Pope and Gage Daniel- they say the case is not closed and they plan to continue working until the children are found.
Sunday, October 21 2012, 08:27 PM CDT
Former Dyer County constable sentenced to prison
May 23, 2013 12:50 GMT
DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Former Dyer County Constable Derick Shane Hundley has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison.
The State Gazette (http://bit.ly/14UHydd ) reported Hundley was sentenced Monday after earlier entering a guilty plea to enticement of a minor through electronic means. The government dropped a child pornography count.
Prosecutors said Hundley, who is 30, used a cellphone to try to entice a minor female to have sex with him. Police arrested Hundley last July and found an external hard drive that contained numerous images of minors involved in sex. He resigned from the constable post he had won in 2010 after his arrest.
Information from: State Gazette, http://www.stategazette.com
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