The victims of the deadly dock fire taking place at Jackson County Park in Scottsboro during the early morning hours of Monday – have now been named.
The blaze swept across a line of watercraft destroying a total of 35 boats, claiming a total of eight lives and sending seven others to the hospital.
Family members have now confirmed that six of the victims included a mother and her five children.
In the course of an interview with News Channel 9 TV out of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Kayla Wormsley confirmed their identities as Annette Miles, 40 – and children, Zane Long, age 19; Bryli Long, 16; Traydon Miles, 10; Kesston Miles, 9; and Dezli Miles, 7. The father, Joe Miles was rescued from the water, suffering burns. Wormsley is Joe Miles’ sister-in-law. She has established a GoFundMe campaign to support the family. Donations can also be made at the First Southern State Bank branch in Higdon.
Another victim has been identified by family members – according to her stepmother, and a step-sister, Amanda Foster Garrard, age 38 from Oak Grove, Mississippi also perished in the fire. She was in town reportedly visiting her boyfriend, who managed to survive; she leaves behind four children.
On Wednesday, Jackson County Coroner John Jordan identified that eighth victim as Yancy Farrell Roper, age 54.
We’ll have more on this story as additional information is released.
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