Ft. Gordon memorial set for girl, 7, who drowned

A memorial service for a 7-year-old who drowned at Fort Gordon Sunday is planned for Friday.

Hannah Ross, who suffers from autism, left her home upset April 28. Her body was discovered Sunday afternoon in Soil Erosion Lake behind her home on Cypress Circle on base. Authorities believe she was drawn to the water, which usually calmed her.

A memorial service and purple balloon release is planned for 2 p.m. Friday in Alexander Hall at the fort. Purple was Hannah’s favorite color.

The child will be laid to rest in New Mexico.

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that contributions be made to the Sackman Family Fund at any Wells Fargo Bank.

 

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