The 22-year-old Australian baseball player slain in a drive-by shooting in Oklahoma was buried in his hometown of Melbourne on Wednesday after a funeral attended by more than 500 mourners. His American girlfriend, Sarah Harper, draped the Oklahoma state flag over his coffin in memory of happy times the couple had shared in her home state in the final chapter of his life.
The blue flag was among the last of the significant items placed by loved ones on Christopher Lane’s brown and gold coffin during the service at St. Therese’s Church. Lane’s mother, Donna Lane, offered his baptismal shawl. Lane’s three older sisters brought their sports-mad brother’s childhood team uniforms. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.