BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- For the past couple of days, we've been following the story of a family killed in a car accident involving a school bus. Today, we spoke with their extended family.
Josh and Brandy Williams and their sons Kendall and Gavin died in the crash. In their first TV interview Josh's family talked about the close knit group.
"My brother and my sister-in-law, which is my sister, were very family-oriented," Josh's sister Kirby Williams said. "They loved their sons with a passion. They'd do anything for them."
Two families mourn the loss of four loved ones, while celebrating the life they shared.
"Kendall, the oldest boy, loved sports. He was very good at soccer and basketball. He also played football and baseball," Kirby said. "Gavin was in kindergarten, and he was a really shy little boy, but very handsome. Josh, he's the type of man that would do anything for anybody. He could pretty much fix anything, work on anything. And Brandy, she was a very good mother and good sister."
Kirby said Josh and Brandy had been together as long as she could remember, and their family loved being together.
"Josh and Brandy were together for 12 years," she said. "They helped raise me. They liked to take trips together and just be together."
Kirby said her family is grateful to the community for all their love and support.
"I would like to thank the whole community for all the support that they have shown for the Williams family and the Risen family. We appreciate it very much," Kirby said. "This is something that's really tragic, and it's hard to lose one person and much less four, and losing the boys is really hard."
The viewing for the family is scheduled for Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Shallotte. The funeral will also be at the church at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Flowers or donations can be sent to Brunswick Funeral Home in Shallotte.