Bus crash victims remembered

Bus crash victims remembered

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"Our church will not be the same from this point on. We have lost some terrific people," said Pastor Tim Stutts, who traveled from Statesville, NC to spend time with the survivors at UT Medical Center. "Our church will not be the same from this point on. We have lost some terrific people," said Pastor Tim Stutts, who traveled from Statesville, NC to spend time with the survivors at UT Medical Center.
Randy's son Ronnie says his dad likely wasn't thinking about himself at the time of the crash. Randy's son Ronnie says his dad likely wasn't thinking about himself at the time of the crash.
Randy Morrison,66, was behind the wheel of the church bus, according to his son and daughter. Randy and his wife Barbara were both killed. Randy Morrison,66, was behind the wheel of the church bus, according to his son and daughter. Randy and his wife Barbara were both killed.

By MONA NAIR
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Randy Morrison,66, was behind the wheel of the church bus, according to his son and daughter. Randy and his wife Barbara were both killed.

Their children are among so many others in pain.

"There's a lot of people who are scared right now. They are hurt and have a lot of questions as well," said Randy's daughter Rebecca Johnson.

"Our church will not be the same from this point on. We have lost some terrific people," said Pastor Tim Stutts, who traveled from Statesville, NC to spend time with the survivors at UT Medical Center.

"They are devastated by what happened. One of their first questions was about everyone else on the bus. They are not concerned with their own injuries, but about what has happened to the other people on the bus," he said.

Pastor Stutts describes the group as godly and giving people. In Statesville, NC, friends of the Morrison's told ABC affiliate WSOC that Randy would mow the lawns of their elderly neighbors every summer.

Randy's son Ronnie says his dad likely wasn't thinking about himself at the time of the crash.

"He was never worried about himself. It was always other people," Ronnie Morrison said.

The couple lived across the street from their church, where many have left flowers.

The trip to Gatlinburg was meant to be a journey of faith. It's faith that's helping the people they left behind get through it.

"They are heartbroken, but they know our God id a sovereign God," Pastor Stutts said.

"And I know, because our family grew up in the church, we were raised to know our momma and daddy are with him right now," Johnson said.

Red Cross continues to be set up at UT Medical Center. They will remain there as long as the families need them.

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