Tragedy strikes soldier's family - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Tragedy strikes soldier's family

A tragedy for a Mid-South soldier in Gleason, Tenn., where a deadly fire broke out Tuesday night.

Four members of the Stafford family died in the fire. Joe, Denise and two of their children, 17-year-old Jerri Lynn and 9-year-old Samuel. They were laid to rest today.

Another son, Matthew, is serving overseas.

Investigators say the fire started at an electrical outlet near the family's christmas tree.

There is a fund set up at the Bank of Gleason for the Stafford family.

Checks can be made payable to the "Stafford Fire Fund" and mailed to: Bank of Gleason, 203 Main St., Gleason, TN, 38229.

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