Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Funeral Convoy Horror

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Funeral Convoy Horror

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REBECCA LOLLBACK

rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au

GRIEF-STRICKEN mourners are furious after a funeral procession through Ballina last week was intercepted by ainsensitive and carelessa drivers.

Lee White, 23, died in a crash on the Pacific Hwy near Bangalow on New Yearas Day that also claimed the life of Ballina woman Louise Morgan.

Leeas funeral was held at Seacoast Church on Friday.

Hundreds of family members, friends, colleagues and fellow members of the Nomads Motorcycle Club North Coast gathered to say goodbye to the popular butcher.

After the service, a group of motorbikes took Leeas casket on his alast ridea through Ballina, followed by a procession of mourners in cars.

But Jan Rae, who says Lee was alike another sona to her, said it quickly turned into a nightmare.

aAll we wanted was for Lee to have his last ride in peace,a she said. aHe was taken so young ... our brother and mate deserved to have his last wish granted. …

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