AKRON, OH (WOIO) - A community memorial service was held Saturday for the seven people killed in the May 15 fatal house fire on Fultz Street in Akron.
Calling hours were from 11 a.m. until noon, when the service will start. It was held at the Word Church in Akron, 1700 Brittain Road. Pastor R.A. Vernon is presiding.
The fire started in the early morning hours of May 15. Dennis Huggins 35, and Angela Boggs, 38 died in the fire along with their five children; Jared Boggs, and Daisia, Kyle, Alivia and Cameron Huggins.
Family members took time to touch some even kissed their loved one's pictures at the service.
Dennis Huggins was remembered as a devoted father. His brother Tony Huggins spoke about his family.
"My spirit is broken, this is probably the hardest thing that we've ever had to endure. He lives on in my heart, he lives on in my spirit, and my thoughts," said Huggins.
The fire was ruled arson. A neighbor, Stanley Ford, was arrested and charged with setting the fire. He remains in jail on $7 million bond.