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2 Priests Killed in Scotland County Accident

Posted January 24, 2007

— Two priests were killed Tuesday in an automobile accident in Scotland County.

The Rev. Patrick Shelton, 77, and the Rev. David Draim, 63, died from injuries sustained in the accident. Details about the accident have not yet been released.

Both served the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte. Both men have been with the Diocese since 1998.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.


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  • Ckimoo Jan 24, 2007

    What tragic news!
    Last September I spoke with Fr David about having a workshop in Spanish for his parish. It was evident even in that short call that he was very dedicated to his community and especially supportive of his Spanish speaking musicians. There is no doubt that he will be very missed.
    God rest his soul.

  • finallysingle Jan 24, 2007

    Prayers for the family.

  • spiritwarriorwoman Jan 24, 2007

    Praying for their souls' speedy arrival into the blessed arms of Christ.
    God bless.
    Rev. RB