Excerpt: Tammy Fausel said today that she and her family were shocked at what happened during her uncle's funeral in Gray Court.
A Candler, N.C., woman danced in front of the service, waved a wand around the casket, opened the lid, laid her hands on the deceased's head and struck the body with a wand, according to an incident report from the Laurens County Sheriff's Office.
Nicole Marie Loretta Leonard, 25, has been charged with disturbing a funeral and public disorderly conduct in Tuesday's incident, according to tickets.
Fausel said she had never before seen the woman and had no idea why she would've been at funeral at Church of God on State 14.
"Everybody was just kind of flabbergasted," she said. "They didn't know what was going on."
The woman took flowers from the top of the casket and threw them at the family before leaving in a burgundy Toyota, according to the report.
Fausel said she called the Sheriff's Office...