Boy Scouts to serve as pallbearers at family's funeral

Thursday, September 30th 2004, 5:55 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Boy Scouts, scoutmasters and former Scouts will be pallbearers Friday at the funeral for six people who died in a tragic house fire.

Dressed in their Scout uniforms, they will be pallbearers for three siblings and a neighbor who was spending the night in their southeast Oklahoma City house.

The victims of Sunday's fire are Oliver ``Jack'' and Connie Somers-Wilder and their children, 19-year-old Daneel; 17-year-old Leisylle; and 12-year-old Aimy; and the neighbor, 15-year-old Kayla Hayes.

Fire officials say all of the victims died of smoke inhalation when flames, burglar bars and an exit blocked with moving boxes trapped them.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.