2 girls remembered 'spunky,' 'a little angel'

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Associated Press

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 6:01 AM

GRAY, Ky. (AP) — Family members recalled two young sisters killed in a southern Kentucky house fire as "spunky" and "a little angel."

Family honored Paiten and Briel Cox on Thursday, five days after a blaze swept through the house in the community of Gray where they were staying Saturday morning.

The children's father, Garfield Cox, told WKYT-TV (http://bit.ly/Wh4gLZ ) that the girls were his saving grace and well known by many in the community.

The sisters were to be buried side-by-side Friday at the Bradford Cemetery in Gray.

They were among five children and two adults killed. Investigators were working to determine the cause of the blaze.

Services for 22-year-old Nina Asher and her three children are set for Saturday in Woollum.

Services for Asher's fiancée, Jesse Disney, were also Thursday in Corbin.

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Information from: WKYT-TV, http://www.wkyt.com

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