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Funeral held for kids killed in shooting spree

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Hundreds of people gathered at Alexander Junior High in Brookhaven for the funerals of 11-year-old Austin Edwards and 17-year-old Jordan Blackwell.

Last week, Edwards and Blackwell were two of the eight victims of deadly shooting spree in the Bogue Chitto area of Lincoln County. Willie Cory Godbolt was arrested Sunday, and charged with one count of capital murder and seven counts of first degree murder.

Related: Two Lincoln County shooting victims died as heroes

Blackwell, a high school senior at Brookhaven High, was a football standout with scholarships lined up already. However, he’ll be most remembered as a hero.

When the suspect entered the house and started shooting, Blackwell threw himself around his cousin Caleb Edwards. Blackwell died that night, but his actions saved Caleb’s life.

Related: Funeral arrangements released for 8 victims of shooting spree

Shelia Burage, 46, and Ferral Burage, 45, husband and wife, will be memorialized Sunday, June 4 at the same junior high at 2pm.

The final funeral for Barbara Mitchell, Tocarra May, and Mitchell’s sister, Brenda May, will be held on Monday June 5, also at Alexander Junior High.

Fallen Lincoln County Deputy William Durr was laid to rest on Thursday.

Related: Slain deputy laid to rest in Lincoln County

Deputy Durr, Barbara Mitchell, Toccarra May and Brenda May were all found shot dead at 2871 Lee Drive in Bogue Chitto last Saturday night.

The second crime scene was located at 1658 Coopertown Road in Brookhaven and the bodies of Austin Blackwell, age 11 and Jordan Blackwell, age 17 were located there.

The third crime scene was located at 312 East Lincoln Road, where Ferral Burage, age 45 and his wife, Shelia Burage, age 46, were recovered from their home.

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