Community gathers to celebrate life of local volunteer firefighter

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BLUFF CITY, TN (WJHL)- Saturday afternoon friends and family came together to celebrate the life of Mike Morrell.

Morrell served with the Avoca Volunteer Fire Department for more than 25 years.

He recently passed away after battling brain cancer.

Morrell’s wife Melissa said she was grateful for all of the support from the community.

“I take it a day at a time its been hard, I miss him, Michael was loved and cared by so many he would have been really proud, and it makes me really proud,” Morrell said.

Just a few hours into the event Saturday, organizers said they had already raised more than $1,000 for Morrell’s family.Copyright 2016 WJHL. All rights reserved.

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