By Jimmy Simms
The uncle of three children left orphaned by the death of their mother in a traffic accident earlier this week, has opened an account at a local bank where contributions can be made on their behalf.
Bobbie Jo Bynum, 34, of County Road 431 in the Shady Grove community, was pronounced dead on the scene after sustaining severe head trauma in an accident involving two 18 wheelers Monday, according to coroner Gary Murphree.
The accident occurred around 4:45 p.m. at the Alabama Highway 157 exit ramp. Bynum’s six-year-old son, Roger “R.J.”, was also in the vehicle, but was not injured, according to state troopers investigating the accident.
In addition to R.J., Bynum leaves behind a son Aaron Coleman, 16, and a daughter Bethany Bynum, 5.
The loss of their mother is the second tragic death the three siblings have had to endure in the past two weeks. Earlier this month, their father, Roger Bynum, took his own life, according to family members and local authorities.
“These children have been through so much. They have family who love them and will do their best to help take care of them, but I also know that any additional help will be very much appreciated,” said Delmer Bailey, an uncle. “Right now they’re living with their mom’s brother, Chad McCutchins of Fairview, and his family. Chad has temporary custody of the kids and I know they would appreciate any help anyone could give them, whether it’s money, clothing, food, or whatever.”
Bailey said he went to Peoples Bank after a co-worker suggested that he look into opening a fund for the children where people could contribute.
“The people at Peoples Bank were great. They helped me open an account under the name ‘Bynum Children.’ Anyone who wishes to can contribute to the fund at any Peoples Bank branch,” Bailey said. “And again, any contribution would be appreciated. If anyone would like information about the children’s clothing sizes, they can contact Chad at 796-4680.”
By Jimmy Simms
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