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May 22, 2014

Fire victims honored at Marlow funerals

MARLOW — Funeral services for a 25-year-old  woman and the 2-year-old toddler she tried to save during a house fire  were held on Wednesday in Marlow.

Cortney Seymour  was honored at Eastside Baptist Church and a service for the child, Rebel Womack,  was held at Glory Bound Church.

Both  were buried at Marlow Cemetery.

 Marlow Fire Chief Ryan Hall said the fire was accidental.

It broke out shortly before 3 a.m. Saturday.

Family members and visitors in the home were going to sleep when the blaze broke out,  according to State Fire Marshal Agent Judah Sheppard.

The father of the household took his wife and two older children to safety, then returned for the toddler,  but was forced to leave the home as the fire grew, Sheppard said in a written report.

Seymour was attempting to rescue the child when she was killed, the statement said.

Both victims were still in the dwelling as it became engulfed by flames, the report stated.

Five escaped the house fire, four of them family members and the other a visitor, Sheppard reported.

Seymour was 15 days shy from turning 26. Although she was born in Chickasha, she lived in Marlow her whole life. She graduated from Marlow High School in 2006 and participated in cross country. Seymour was also a member of Eastside Baptist Church and often attended the Freedom Biker Church in Duncan.

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