Hixson Brothers Funeral Home to handle services for 5 Marksville children killed

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MARKSVILLE, La. (Hixson) – Planning for funeral services is underway for Brieanna Descant, 10, Cierra Bordelon, 9, Joel Cloud, 14, Jeremiah Warren, 14, and Cara Descant, 13, according to Joel Swisher, the vice president of Hixson Brothers Funeral Homes, which will handle the funeral services for all five children.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with these families,” said Swisher. “We are all shaken by this loss.”

Swisher affirmed that all funeral expenses have been covered for the families of the victims. “We’ve had several calls from friends and neighbors in our community who want to help, but everything has been taken care of,” said Swisher. “Donations to help cover additional expenses, such as medical and travel expenses, can be made at Steps-cenla.org. All funds will be distributed through the Avoyelles House of Mercy in Marksville.”

Obituaries with service times and details for each of the five children will be posted in the coming days.

“On behalf of all the staff at Hixson Brothers, we just want to say that we are praying for you and hurting alongside with you and the entire town of Marksville and Avoyelles Parish,” added Swisher.

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