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Memorial this evening for Statesville bus crash victims

STATESVILLE – The six victims of last week’s fatal crash involving a bus carrying members of a Statesville church will be remembered Wednesday evening in a public memorial service.

The service is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. in the Mac Gray Auditorium at Statesville High School.

Six members of Front Street Baptist Church were among the eight people who died last Wednesday in a three-vehicle crash on Interstate 40 in Jefferson County, Tenn. Another 12 people were injured.

The Front Street Baptist victims were Cloyce Matheny, Marsha McLelland, Randy and Barbara Morrison, Brenda Smith and John Wright. Two people in other vehicles also were killed.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Front Street Baptist Church for Matheny. Private services for the Morrisons are scheduled Thursday. Funerals already have taken place for the other victims.

Statesville High School is at 474 North Center Street.

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