Cocke County community members came together Monday to remember two boys killed in a car crash last month.

The family of Skylir and Atorius Cody hosted a benefit at Newport City Park to raise money to help with funeral expenses for the two boys.

While the accident that took their lives was tragic, community members were encouraged to have a good time to help raise money. Attendees could buy food, take part in the auction or buy raffle tickets, but the boy's mother says the family can use more than just financial support...

"Lots of prayers," requested Twanna Cody. "It's a difficult time for all of us right now. Lots of prayers is all we can ask for."

The family says the funeral expenses come to about $3,000. If they raise more than that, they will spend the extra money on headstones.

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