Memorial held for Harding grad student

Courtney Book, 24

SEARCY (KATV) - Friends, family and classmates gathered at Harding University Tuesday to honor the graduate student who died last week.

Harding dedicated Tuesday's chapel services to 24-year-old Courtney Book. She died last week while riding her bike on Booth Road.

A White County deputy driving a patrol car hit her from behind.

"She was a blessing and an example of a light in a very dark world, a world that so desperately needs such lives."

A memorial service for Courtney Book was scheduled for Tuesday night at 7:00 at the Westside Church of Christ in Searcy.