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Fundraiser started to support fire victims, cover cost of two funerals

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Posted at 4:46 PM, Jul 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-09 08:45:35-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Days after a local family loses two brothers in a fire, they are struggling to plan their loved ones' funerals.

Jamarcus Carney, 24, and Cedric Fitzgerald, 20, succumbed to their injuries suffered in a June 29th fire at an apartment at the Edgehill Homes. The brothers died two days apart from each other.

Demitrius Daughtdrill started a goFundMe account to raise $15,000 to cover his cousins' funerals.

"It started off with my oldest cousin passing and then there was a hope my second cousin, Cedric, would make it. He ended up passing two days later so right now we're covering the costs of two different funerals. We're preparing for two different deaths so that right there is traumatizing within itself," Daughtdrill said.

Daughtdrill said he wishes he had more time with his cousins.

"Jamarcus and Cedric were two of the most humblest, kindest boys you could ever meet. They were not in the streets, all they wanted to do was help their mother take care of his brothers and sisters," he said.

Ammie Gaines, 43, and her 8-year-old daughter, Angel, were treated and released from the hospital.

(Ammie) is not doing good, I can't sugarcoat it in no form or fashion because there's no way for you to go ahead and be able to lose two of your children and be alright," Daughtdrill said.

The family plans to bury both Jamarcus and Cedric on Friday, July 12th.

A clothing drive was also started by J.U.M.P located at 1215 19th Ave. N #201 in Nashville to help the family. Citizens Bank located at 2013 Jefferson Street also has an account for the family for people to donate money.