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Memorial service scheduled for Devin Topps

Former Kentridge High School athletic standout Devin Topps died early Sunday morning after being shot outside a house party in Kent. - Courtesy photo, NOT FOR SALE
Former Kentridge High School athletic standout Devin Topps died early Sunday morning after being shot outside a house party in Kent.
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The Kentridge High School community will have a chance to say goodbye to one of its own next week.

A memorial service has been scheduled for Devin Topps, the former Kentridge athletic standout who died Oct. 31 after gunfire outside a house party in Kent. The service will take place 10 a.m. Nov. 11 at the New Beginnings Christian Fellowship Worship and Family Life Center, 19300 108th Ave. S.E., Kent.

David Ankcorn, executive minister of the church, said they are expecting full capacity at the service - about 1,000 people. As Nov. 11 is Veterans Day and school is closed, Ankcorn said they are expecting several hundred students to attend.

Delivering the eulogy will be an aunt of Topps. Ankcorn explained she is a pastor, and will be traveling up from Texas to participate the service. The church's own pastor, Dr. Leslie D. Braxton, will be officiating.

Ankcorn described the event as a memorial service and worship service.

Onsite parking is limited, but additional offsite parking will be announced on the church's Web site at www.thenbcf.org, as it is confirmed.

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