Saturday will be a somber day in Muhlenberg County as a mother and 8 of her children will be laid to rest following a tragic house fire in Depoy.  But community members have organized a huge event immediately following the funeral to celebrate the life of the Watson family.  Here are full details about the Watson family funeral and the planned celebration of life and balloon release.


WBKR listener Michelle Vincent, with a blessing from the Watson family, has set up a special Celebration of Life for The Watson Family Facebook page.  According to that page, the celebration is planned for 2pm Saturday, following the funeral at 1pm.  Here are the instructions if you would like to be a part of the tribute.

This Saturday, Feb 8th, after the funeral services for The Watson Family, we will be honoring & showing our respect to the Watsons with a balloon release . As they proceed to Oak Grove church for burial we will line up with balloons & signs as they pass by we will release the balloons. It will start at Muhlenberg County High Schools west Campus. We will line the drive at the school & parking lot and proceed down the bypass (189) & at the light take a right on hwy 62. Please find a safe spot to park & do not park on the side of the bypass or hwy 62. There are several locations you pull off . Please show your respect from a safe distance . This is a way our community can support this family even if you know them or not. Everyone is welcome . The services are at 1pm & there's no way to predict when it will be over. We will try to keep you posted on this event page. The balloons will not be supplied , you'll be responsible to bring your own. If possible purple & white balloons.

Visitation and funeral services for the Watson family are scheduled for Saturday morning at Felix E Martin, Jr. Hall in Greenville.  Immediate family will meet at 9:30am.  Extended family visitation will begin at 10am.  Public visitation begins at 11am.  The funeral is set to begin at 1pm.  The family will be laid to rest at Oak Grove.

Immediately following last week's fatal fire, country music stars The Band Perry announced they would be covering funeral expenses for all nine members of the family who perished in the blaze.  The outpouring of support for the family continues and you are cordially invited to this weekend's celebration.