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Published: 2/8/2014

Western Kentucky town prepares to bury mother, 8 children killed in house fire

ASSOCIATED PRESS

GREENVILLE, Ky. — A western Kentucky town burying a mother and eight of her children who all died in a house fire.

Members of the Watson family died Jan. 30 when police say a combustible material fell against an electric heater in a bedroom on a sub-freezing night in the community of Depoy near Greenville, Ky.

Killed were 35-year-old LaRae “Nikki” Watson, 15-year-old Madison Watson, 14-year-old Kaitlyn Watson, 13-year-old Morgan Watson, 9-year-old Emily Watson, 8-year-old Samuel Watson, 6-year-old Raegan Watson and 4-year-old twin brothers Mark and Nathaniel Watson.

The funeral is being held at the Muhlenberg County High School’s west campus Saturday afternoon.

Before the start of the funeral, a steady stream of people filed into the high school’s gymnasium, as a line of nine white hearses sat empty outside the building.



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