5 slain children remembered at memorial

AP News
Posted: Sep 12, 2014 2:06 PM

AMORY, Miss. (AP) — The program being given out at a memorial in Mississippi for five slain children has a smiling photo of each one and describes what they loved to do.

The memorial is being held at Amory Christ Church on Friday. Authorities say the children's father, Timothy Ray Jones Jr., killed them and dumped them on a hilltop in Alabama.

The children from South Carolina ranged in age from 1 to 8. The program says the youngest, Elaine, "loved giving high fives and kisses." The oldest, Merah Gracie, enjoyed reading books and coloring. Two of the boys — 7-year-old Elias and 6-year-old Nahtahn, loved to fish. Their brother, Gabriel, enjoyed watching Care Bears and "VeggieTales."

At the end of the description for the four oldest children, it said: "loved wrestling with dad."