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Funeral arrangements set for Muhlenberg Co. fire victims

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MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (WDRB) - The funeral arrangements are set for the nine Watson family members killed in a house fire Thursday, Jan. 30, according to the family pastor.

Calvary Baptist Church Pastor Tim Burden says a funeral service will be held at the Muhlenberg County High School in Greenville on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. 

Pastor Burden told WDRB that country music group The Band Perry has offered to pay funeral expenses for the Watson family. The band is also covering hotel expenses for the family while Chad and Kylie recover in the hospital.

The family's home burned down Thursday, killing LaRae "Nikki" Watson and eight of her nine children. 

Kylie Watson, 11, is recovering at Vanderbilt Medical Hospital in Nashville, Tenn., along with her father, Chad Watson. 

Chad Watson is listed in critical condition, and is breathing 60 percent on his own while connected to a ventilator. His daughter Kylie is also on a ventilator and is listed in stable condition.

Kylie Watson reportedly began communicating with nurses at the hospital on Friday. Pastor Burden says Kylie was doing better on Saturday, and Chad made small improvements through Saturday morning.

On Saturday, a photo was posted to the Watson Family Fundraiser Facebook page showing a note from Kylie. The note to her aunt said: "love you."

Bank officials say they've been flooded with visitors and phone calls from those wanting to help, some also offering to pay for the funerals.

"We can't replace what they've lost, but certainly it is our desire to make their lives better going forward," said Peggy Williams, region president at Old National Bank.

Three accounts have been set up for the Watson family:

1. Old National Bank -- "Calvary Baptist Church Watson Family"

2. First Kentucky Bank -- "Watson Family Memorial Fund"

3. Commonwealth Community Bank -- "Calvary Baptist Church Watson Family Fund"

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