Lufkin Woman Laid to Rest

by Larry Little

Saturday friends and family gathered in Lufkin at the Iglesia Cristiana Bautista to bid farewell to 20 year old Claudia Rodriguez. Claudia's boyfriend, Darrell Ivey, is now in jail charged with two counts of capital murder in the killings of Rodriguez and her unborn child. Claudia's death is still shocking to those who knew her. "It's just crazy. It just makes you see that anything can happen at anytime. It's just crazy. I just still can't believe it," says Nora Luna.

Nora Luna says Claudia had an outgoing personality and she was a dedicated worker. Friends say they will never forget Claudia and they promise to make sure the person who allegedly killed her gets justice in court.

Claudia graduated from Hudson High School in 2005.