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Father, grandparents remember young family killed in house fire

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Amanda Springer, 26, and her three daughters, Abby Rose, 5, and 4-year-old twins, Peyton and Jordan Rose, were killed when fire destroyed their rental home, which did not have smoke detectors. Amanda Springer, 26, and her three daughters, Abby Rose, 5, and 4-year-old twins, Peyton and Jordan Rose, were killed when fire destroyed their rental home, which did not have smoke detectors.
The girls' father, George Rose, says the pain he feels is almost more than he can handle at times. The girls' father, George Rose, says the pain he feels is almost more than he can handle at times.
LAUDERDALE COUNTY, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Two families say they are heartbroken after three young sisters and their mother were killed in a house fire in Gates, Tennessee over the weekend.

Amanda Springer, 26, and her three daughters, Abby Rose, 5, and 4-year-old twins, Peyton and Jordan Rose, were killed when fire destroyed their rental home, which did not have smoke detectors.

The little girls' grandparents, David and Vicki Rose, say they are feeling sadness like never before as they plan the funerals.

Vicki Rose says the smiles on the children's faces lit up any room and what they are experiencing is more than words can describe.

"There is no way to explain what we're going through or what our feelings are," said Vicki. "To lose those three babies and their mother is horrible."

"They was the love of my life. People don't know how you feel when you lose something like this," added David Rose.

The girls' father, George Rose, says the pain he feels is almost more than he can handle at times.

"They were identical to the sun. They'd make you smile when they rose up, they'd smile and if they smiled, you would too," he said.

What George says he will miss most about his daughters are their smiles.

"I don't think there's a person they couldn't strike a smile on. If they seen you and you were frowning, they'd want to know why," he said.

George is now leaning on his mom, dad, and family to get him through the days ahead.

"It's a pain I wouldn't give anybody in this world. I wouldn't ask anybody as a young parent, you don't want to experience it," he said.

George described days going horseback riding and fishing with his girls.

"Girls loved fishing. They had their own pink fishing poles and tackle boxes," he said.

George says he and Amanda Springer had joint custody of their daughters. He said the girls couldn't have had a better mother.

"Wonderful mom, very wonderful mom. She did a wonderful job with the children. She raised them, taught them what she knew, and I put in my half of it and we had wonderful children," he explained. "You shouldn't have to bury your own children. I don't feel that anybody in the world should ever have to witness that."

Funeral arrangements have not been finalized for Amanda and her three girls. A fund has been set up in Amanda Springer's name at the Bank of Halls.

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