Billie Steele says the outpouring of support from the community has made dealing with her granddaughter’s death a little easier on the family.
Her granddaughter, Kelly Laney, 41, died Jan. 6 in the early-morning fire that destroyed her mobile home on Dudley Steele Road. Fire officials said the blaze started in the dining area, in the center of the home. Arson is not suspected.
Laney’s husband, Terry, and daughter, Wynter Hilburn, escaped, but she didn’t make it out.