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Blood drive planned in honor of Angelina Co. teen killed in 2011 wreck

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

An East Texas restaurant wants to honor the memory of a fellow employee who was killed in a wreck with a drunk driver.

They have started a blood drive to help remind people of the giving person their co-worker and friend was.

It was lunch time at Lufkin's Cotton Patch, and Amanda Rhae, the service manager was busy trying to get orders ready Tuesday. However, on Wednesday, she will be remembering a friend.

"Zayne touched everybody that he was around," Rhae said. "He just had that infectious personality."

Zayne Anthony was killed in a wreck back in February of 2011 on U.S. Highway 69 near Central High School.

After the wreck, Zane's mom Tanya Anthony wanted to do something.

"After he passed, I wanted to keep his memory alive, and I didn't want him to ever be forgotten," Anthony said.

Zane was a blood donor from the day he could first donate, so a blood drive at the restaurant was not a hard decision to make.

"It was an extremely easy thing," Rhae said. "Tanya contacted me just by being in the restaurant and talked to me."

"Zane was a donor in school, and I thought it would be a wonderful way to carry on his legacy of helping others and serving others and always giving back," Anthony said

The drive will embody everything Zane stood for during his life.

"The boy would give you the shirt off of his back if you needed it," Rhae said. "He loved everybody around him. I don't think he met anybody that he didn't like."

"If we were in bad moods, he would come in smiling and happy, and everybody was instantly, ‘OK, I feel better. I am in a better mood,'" said Shana Cole, who worked with Zane.

Their hope is everyone will remember Zane for that and not what happened to him on the night of the wreck.

"It's more about sharing and serving others," Anthony said. "That's what he did best. That's what he was put on earth to do; to serve others."

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