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Funeral plans set for boys killed in Mills Gap crash

Ten-year-old William Edward Gibbs and his 13-year-old brother O'Brien died in the wreck Tuesday on Mills Gap Road. The boys' mother, Jo, remained hospitalized for a spleen injury. (Photo credit: Gibbs family)

The lives of 13-year-old O'Brien Gibbs and his brother 10-year-old William Gibbs will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Arden.

The boys were killed last Tuesday when the car they were riding in ran off Mills Gap Road and hit a tree. Their brother and mother were hospitalized.

O'Brien was an eighth-grade student at Asheville Middle School. He previously attended Asheville Catholic from kindergarten to fifth grade.

William Edward was a fifth-grade student at Asheville Catholic School, where he had attended since pre-K.

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