Friends and family of Alex Apps held the “Toast on the Coast for Alex Apps” Friday on the Beaufort River, one day before the Beaufort native was to be laid to rest. Apps was killed Oct. 3 in Charleston County while attempting to sell his pickup truck to two men responding to his advertisement on Craigslist, according to authorities.
About 200 people came Friday to Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park for prayer, music and a candlelight vigil in Apps’ memory.
Funeral services for Apps will be at 10 a.m. today Oct. 19 at the Baptist Church of Beaufort, with burial at 4 p.m. in the New Hope Cemetery in Lexsey, Ga., according to the Sauls Funeral Home website. Friends are invited to greet the family immediately after the service, before they depart for burial.