Published Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 | 8:26 a.m.
Updated Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 | 8:26 a.m.
GREENVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A western Kentucky town is preparing to bury 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 father, 36-year-old Chad Watson, and 11-year-old Kylie Watson, escaped the blaze and were at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn. The funeral is being held at the Muhlenberg County High School's west campus Saturday afternoon.