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Arrangements Announced for Leach Funeral

BOONE–Funeral arrangements for Appalachian State University student-athlete Rufus Leach have been announced. The services will be held Friday, June 16, at 3 p.m. at Purnell Swett High School in Pembroke.

Leach accidentally drowned Friday afternoon while boating with friends on Watauga Lake in Tennessee.

A memorial fund has been established to help the family with costs associated with funeral arrangements. Checks can be made payable to The Rufus Leach Memorial Fund in care of

High Country Bank, 149 Jefferson Road, Boone, NC 28608.

In addition, a scholarship fund is being established in Leach’s memory. Call Rick Stegall in Appalachian’s Athletic Development Office at (828) 262-3108 for more information.