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Fatal fire victim funeral held in Fayetteville

Local - 2/15/2014 3:29 PM by Derek Dole
FAYETTEVILLE - A Fayetteville woman who succumbed to injuries sustained from a house fire was remembered Saturday in her hometown. 
 
Nancy Knupp's family gathered at the Fayetteville Baptist Church in a celebration of life service. Her family says she was a very loving person who cared about animal welfare. 

According to the Fayetteville Fire Department, Knupp died in January while receiving treatment at a burn center in Charlottesville, Virginia. She received burns to 35-to-40 percent of her body after a fire destroyed her Fayetteville home on High Street. Her husband, Walt was also injured. 

"We have asked that in line of flowers, people would donate to a local animal shelter or other charitable cause. She was very passionate person," said family member Beth Keith.

As much as $5,000 was collected on www.gofundme.com to aid the family.

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