Obituary Notices and Memorials


LEIGHTON, Terrik 'Rik' of LaVergne, Tenn., died of natural causes on July 21, 2010. He was 43 years old and from Lancaster, Calif. He is survived by his parents, Ellen Ferguson of California and Tom Leighton of Hawaii, his grandfather, Al Leighton, his aunts Teresa Howard and Jeanne Leighton, from California, his cousins, Susan Rogers of Washington DC, Perri Westland, Michael Thayer and Pamela Wellsof California, and his godfather Rick Yacorzynski of Missouri. From 1985 to 1990, Rik honorably served his country as an E4 Specialist in the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne, Ft. Bragg. He was an active member of South Gate Baptist Church in Antioch, Tenn., and a member of the Stones River Dart Association in Smyrna, Tenn. A Celebration of Life service was held on September 15, 2010, at South Gate Baptist Church. A Celebration of Life service will be held at Pacific Mariners Yacht Club in Marina del Rey, Calif., on Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. In Riks memory donations can be sent to South Gate Baptist Church, the American Heart Association, the Susan G. Komen Foundation, or the charity of your choice.

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