Services set for 7 children killed in accident

Published: Sunday, January 29, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 29, 2006 at 12:00 a.m.
Memorials and funerals for the victims in the three-vehicle crash near Lake Butler that killed seven children begin today and continue through Thursday.
Visitation for Cynthia Nicole Mann, Elizabeth Mann, Johnny Mann and Heaven Mann will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Union County High School auditorium in Lake Butler. The funeral for the four Mann children will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at First Christian Church in Lake Butler, 155 NW 1st St. in Lake Butler.
The funeral for William Edwin Scott will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Ochwilla Baptist Church, south of Melrose on State Road 21.
Scott, 70, the grandfather of several of the children who perished, died of a heart attack Wednesday night after hearing of the children's deaths.
The funeral for Ashley Keen, 14, and Miranda Finn, 10, will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m, also at Ochwilla Baptist Church. A memorial service for 20-month-old Anthony Lamb will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Archer Funeral Home, 555 N. Lake Ave. in Lake Butler.
Several funds have been established for the families of the crash victims.
Community State Bank in Lake Butler has established the Mann-Scott Family Fund for the seven children who died. Donations can be sent to the bank in care of the Mann Family Memorial Fund, 300 W. Main St., Lake Butler, FL 32054 or call (800) 238-8681.
Additional funds have been set up at Community State Bank for the families of two of the children who were injured in the accident as well as the driver of the school bus that was involved.
They are the Murphy Family Fund, the Elixon Family Fund and the Lillie Mae Perry/Godbolt fund respectively.
People can make donations at the bank, 255 SE 6th St. in Lake Butler, or at its Starke branch, 811 S. Walnut St. Donations can be mailed to Community State Bank, P.O. Box 158, Lake Butler, FL 32504. Specify on the check the name of the fund for which it is intended. For more information, call (386) 496-3333.
- Sun staff report Nathan Crabbe can be reached at 352-338-3176 or

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