MORRISTOWN, TN (WVLT) - More than 1,000 friends and family gathered at Morristown First Baptist Church on Sunday to pay their last respects to the two boys killed in a Grainger County lake on the fourth of July holiday.
11-year-old Nate Lynam and 10-year-old Noah Winstead were electrocuted while swimming in the marina in Cherokee Lake. Investigators blame faulty wiring.
The families received visitors at the church from two to six on Sunday, and a memorial service followed.
Pastor Dean Haun talked about the boys, "Both of them were just fun, great, great kids, who loved life and were wonderful young men. And we're gonna miss them greatly."
Both boys will be laid to rest Monday morning with a graveside service at Jarnagin Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the families are asking for donations to Cornerstone Academy and the new FBC Children's Building. According to Haun, parts of the future building will be named for the boys.