- Associated Press - Sunday, February 23, 2014
Services held for couple killed in package blast

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A funeral service has been held for a Lebanon couple who were fatally injured when a package exploded at their home.

Seventy-four-year-old Jon Setzer, a retired lawyer, was killed by the package bomb that detonated at his Lebanon home on Feb. 10. Seventy-two-year-old Marion Setzer died later at a hospital.

Sellars Funeral Home in Mount Juliet confirmed that a funeral for the couple was held Saturday in Nashville at the First Church of the Nazarene.

Family members say they have received an outpouring of support.

WKRN-TV in Nashville reports (http://bit.ly/1l9Du3I) relatives that of the Setzers sent out a statement Saturday morning thanking supporters for “calls, emails, messages, meals, visits and most of all prayers.”

The couple’s son-in-law, 49-year-old Richard Parker, has been charged with first-degree murder in the deaths.

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Worker injured in Tenn. plant blast

TOONE, Tenn. (AP) - An explosion at a manufacturing plant in western Tennessee injured at least one person Saturday.

WMC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1l9k8vPhttp://bit.ly/1l9k8vP ) the blast happened around 10:50 a.m. at a plant in Toone owned by the Kilgore Flares Company.

The worker suffered severe burns and was airlifted to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis. The worker’s condition was not known Saturday afternoon.

The TV station reports that more employees were hurt, though the extent of those injuries was not known.

Emergency crews put out the fire at the plant, which makes air and naval decoy flares for the military.

The company released a statement Saturday afternoon, confirming the accident and the injury of one employee.

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