Funeral services for Holcombe, Hill family held Wednesday

Funeral services for the nine members of the Holcombe and Hill family killed in the Sutherland Springs church shooting will be held Wednesday. 

Three generations of the Holcombe family were gunned down in the Texas church shooting, including a visiting pastor who was about to address the church, four children, one pregnant mother and her unborn child.

Bryan – guest pastor on Sunday at The First Baptist Church

Karla – wife of Bryan

Marc – son of Bryan and Karla

Noah – infant daughter of Marc

Crystal – daughter-in-law of Bryan and Karla, she was eight months pregnant

Emily – daughter of Crystal

Megan – daughter of Crystal

Greg – son of Crystal

Carlin Brite "Billy Bob" – unborn child of Crystal

Bryan Holcombe participated in prison ministry and would go sing for the inmates, one of his relatives explained to the Associated Press. Bryan was walking up to the pulpit, about to lead the congregation in worship, when the gunman began shooting, according to the Washington Post.

Crystal's husband, John Holcombe, survived, as did two of their children.

The service begins at 1 p.m. at the Floresville event center.

The community is invited, but the burial will be private.

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