Local Obituaries

Funeral set for Lexington Marine

The funeral for a Lexington Marine killed last week in Afghanistan will be Saturday.

Marines Corps Capt. Eric Terhune, 34, died while conducting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force in Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Family and friends remembered Terhune for his love of God, family and country.

Family friend Dustin Hamilton said Terhune enlisted in the Marines right out of high school. He said Terhune's father, grandfather and uncle also served in the armed forces.

His uncle, David Terhune, told WKYT-TV that he was “an officer, and a gentleman and a patriot.”

His funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Anchor Baptist Church, 3601 Winthrop Drive.

Visitation will be 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Kerr Brothers Funeral Home, 3421 Harrodsburg Road.

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