Friday, December 6 2013 1:12 PM EST2013-12-06 18:12:42 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Mayor Mark Luttrell, Jr. issued a state of emergency for Shelby County as a result of icy conditions on the roads. In addition to Shelby County, a state of emergency was issued for TennesseeMore >>
Mayor Mark Luttrell, Jr. issued a state of emergency for Shelby County as a result of icy conditions on the roads.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 12:31 PM EST2013-12-06 17:31:22 GMT
(WMC-TV) - AAA is offering advice for drivers who must go out in the wintry weather conditions. Precipitation and cold temperatures can cause ice to form, especially on bridges. Here are some tips toMore >>
AAA is offering advice for drivers who must go out in the wintry weather conditions.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 10:29 AM EST2013-12-06 15:29:47 GMT
(WMC-TV) - As a major winter storm moves into the Mid-South, an ice storm warning will be in effect for much of West Tennessee and East Arkansas. A mix of freezing rain and sleet will begin Friday morningMore >>
As a major winter storm moves into the Mid-South, an ice storm warning is in effect for much of West Tennessee and East Arkansas.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 9:55 AM EST2013-12-06 14:55:25 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A water main break is reported at Winchester Road and Riverdale Road. Action News 5's Amy Speropoulos is on the scene. The City of Memphis Office of Emergency Management warns drivers in thatMore >>
A clogged drain at Winchester Road and Riverdale Roach caused the intersection to flood Friday morning.More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) – Family and friends of Trey Erwin will join together this weekend to celebrate the teen's life.
And now memorial services for Erwin are scheduled for Saturday.
The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A Celebration of his life will begin at 2 p.m. at Germantown Baptist Church. Following the celebration of his life, there will be a burial at Memorial Park.
Although he lost his fight with cancer, many around the Mid-South and even the nation are remembering Trey Erwin.
"I'm not shocked at his strength," his mother Lisa Erwin said in an online video produced by MERICA NOIR. "He's always been strong willed. He's always been strong willed."
In March, the 15-year-old was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer and given 6 months to live.
His diagnosis sparked the Pray for Trey social media movement, T-shirts, armbands and a song.
Songwriter Nick Tutor sat down with Action News 5 at Germantown Baptist church where the Erwin's are members.
Tutor said he wrote "Fly" because he was inspired by the Erwin family's strength.
"The song says 'with faith as strong as diamonds and courage just as tough, you'll soar where eagles fly way above the mountaintops'" said Tutor.
At around 3:30 Thursday afternoon, Trey's parents wrote on his blog "Trey is now healthy in heaven."
Trey succumbed to his battle with cancer, but Tutor said he feels the teen's life was still a miracle.
"Miracles happen, but maybe not the way we all would like to see, which is him make a miraculous comeback," Tutor said.
"I'm not inspiring anyone," Trey Erwin said in a video posted online before his death. "I'm being used by God and I just want all the glory to go to him and none, none, none, to me."
On Twitter, Trey's mother asked for prayers after announcing her son's death.
"Trey is healthy in heaven. No need to pray for Trey!!! Pray for the Erwin's," she wrote.