Fire survivors stable; memorial service today

djournal-In-the-NewsBy JB Clark and Adam Armour

Daily Journal, Itawamba County Times

The two people still hospitalized after Tuesday’s house fire in Itawamba County that killed four others are still in critical condition but are now stable.

Sheriff Chris Dickinson said David Shane Angle, 27, who was taken to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis after the fire, and Addison Chilcoat, 2, who was taken to Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital in Memphis, are still in critical but not life-threatening condition.

Four of the nine people who were in the mobile home off Highway 371 between the Evergreen and Cayson communities died as a result of the fire: Susan G. Chilcoat, 35; Shelby Cason, 17; Anna Clair Chilcoat, 2; and Kaden Angle, 3 months old.

Scotty Walls, 9, Hailey Cheyanne Young, a child, and Yinessa Brunson, an adult, all got out of the home and were treated and released from the hospital.

A memorial service is planned for the family today at 11 a.m. at Andrews Chapel on County Road 1589 in Itawamba County.

Senter Funeral Home and McNeese-Morris Funeral Home in Fulton are working to provide the services for the family.

A fund has been set up to help the family with medical and funeral costs at the Trustmark Bank in Fulton. Anyone who wants to help the family can do so by making a deposit into the “Sheila Hurley benefit for Chilcoat family” account at any Trustmark location.

Dickinson said they are still investigating the fire but it appears to have started from a gas space heater in the mobile home just after midnight Tuesday morning.

jb.clark@journalinc.com, adam.armour@journalinc.com