• Charlotte pastor speaks about losing both sons in crash

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A Charlotte worship pastor who lost both his sons in a crash earlier this year spoke about the aftermath during service Sunday morning.

    Gentry Eddings talked about the final moments he had with his newborn son, Reed.

    Photos of Eddings family

    “Then, after praying over him and loving on him and dedicating him to the Lord … we let him go be with his brother Dobbs in heaven,” Gentry said to his congregation.

    Gentry said even in his devastation and grief, God was there to rebuild his life.

    In May, Matthew Deans slammed into the family's vehicles near Wilmington. Two-year-old Dobbs Eddings died instantly. Gentry’s wife, Hadley, was 37 weeks pregnant at the time.

    Reed died after an emergency C-section.

    Deans pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter. He's serving a 27- to 32-month sentence.

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