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Stories with place: Opelika
  • Ala woman marks 10 years since husband's death in Iraq 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 2:11 pm

    OPELIKA, Alabama - On what would have been her husband's 32nd birthday, Janina Taylor turned off of U.S. 280 and wound down Lee Road 249. She turned left into the lot at St. Mark's Christian Episcopal Church in Motts and parked her silver minivan. Taylor's two oldest children, 13-year-old Xavie'r and 10-year-old Aaliyah, raced up the hill to a small cemetery, stopping when they spotted an etched football and a nod to the Green Bay Packers on one stone.