Ky. family killed in house fire laid to rest

Ky. family killed in house fire laid to rest (Image 1)

A western Kentucky town said goodbye Saturday to a mother and eight of her children who died in a house fire late last month.

Members of the Watson family died January 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, Kentucky, about 90 miles northwest of Nashville.

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 father, 36-year-old Chad Watson, and 11-year-old Kylie Watson, escaped the blaze but are still recovering at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at Muhlenberg County High School's west campus.

The Band Perry helped pay the family's funeral expenses.

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