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by Scott Walker
A fire on Friday destroyed a family home in Murfreesboro...
The fire occurred just two days after Melissa Ashford lost her husband Herbert who was known by friends and family as Roho.
Ashford told us that she was not home when the fire happened.
Ashford's family believes that someone started the fire on purpose. They told us that the Fire Marshal's investigation looks to be leaning towards arson.
One year prior to her husband dying and then her home being destroyed by fire, her son Zack died. Ashford recalls how he loved football at Oakland High School where he played...
Now, Melissa Ashford is forced to not only pay for her husband to be properly buried, but to also rebuild her life as her home and everything in it was completely paid for - but she did not have ANY insurance to cover everything that was lost, including her home.
Friends of Mrs. Ashford have set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to pay for funeral expenses.
YOU CAN HELP:
WGNS' Scott Walker asked Ashford what she needed the most right now and she said "Clothes." NEW Clothing items like tennis shoes, jeans, t-shirts and long sleeve t-shirts can be dropped off at WGNS Radio (306 S Church St - Murfreesboro, TN 37130). WGNS is asking for new clothing items as opposed to used so there is no need to wash or mend anything at a time that already requires so much effort to simply survive each day.
WGNS will also be collecting gift cards for clothing stores or other retail outlets. Restaurant and grocery store gift cards will also be useful as she is currently staying with a family member.
• JEANS: Size 7 to 8
• SHIRTS: Size Medium to Large
• SHOES: Size 8 Womens
FULL INTERVIEW AUDIO:
WGNS' Scott Walker sat down and talked to Melissa Ashford outside the charred remains of her home on Monday (2/17/2020):
The link for the GoFundMe donation page is below: