Funeral Today For Four Killed In House Fire

By: Janet Kim Email
By: Janet Kim Email

A Montgomery County family says goodbye to four young people killed in a house fire on Christmas Eve.

Funeral services were held for three-year-old Brandon, five-year-old Wayne and seven-year-old Timothy Elam and their 17-year old cousin Shirley Rothwell. Mourners filled up the First Baptist Church in Mount Sterling.

The funeral director says the community has donated between a third and half of the costs of the funeral arrangements. A fund has been set up at People's Exchange Bank in Mount Sterling.

Investigators tell 27NEWSFIRST the cause of the fire is still under investigation.


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  • by Brittany Location: Powell county on Jan 13, 2009 at 11:15 AM
    We just wanted to let the family know that we are sorry. We all used to hang out at the park when she lived in powell county...She was a good person and she would make you laugh. R.I.P
  • by britney green Location: mt.sterling on Dec 30, 2008 at 07:06 PM
    these kids will be sadly missed i went to school with shirley rothwell me and her was just like sisters! then my cousin 8 year old joseph gibson went to school with timmy elam! shirley would trust me and she would tell me everything and just a few weeks before this happened i had talked to her! then on xmas eve the fire trucks just the sound of them woke me up! i thought it was a really bad fire we seen the smoke from when i live and i told my neighbors i hoped it was no one i know but sure enough it was! rip shirley and the elam boys!

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