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Funeral for Carmo Family Monday

More than $50,000 has been raised for funeral arrangements and Lidiane’s medical bills.

The funeral for Kennesaw’s Carmo family will be held Monday at 4 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Marietta.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the public service will follow a visitation starting at 1:30 p.m. at the church at 56 Whitlock Ave., a little more than three miles from the small, 2-year-old Brazilian-immigrant church , Igreja Internacional da Restauracao (International Church of the Restoration).

Carmo; his wife, Adriana; their first daughter, Leticia, 17; his brother Edson; and Edson’s girlfriend, Roselia DeSilva, died early Jan. 29 in south of Gainesville, FL.

The Carmos’ younger daughter, Lidiane, survived the crash and is recovering at Shands at the University of Florida hospital.

Her relatives gave CNN the first post-crash photo of Lidiane on Friday.

More than $50,000 has been raised to help the Carmos’ church handle the funeral arrangements and contribute to Lidiane’s medical bills, The Marietta Daily Journal reported.

The local efforts include:

• A and T-shirt sales at , where Leticia was a junior and Lidiane is a freshman.

• A  benefit that .

• A at .

Bank of America continues to accept donations to the Carmo Family Funeral Fund, account No. 334036157634.

Delta Air Lines gave the fundraising efforts a boost Friday by agreeing to fly the five bodies, accompanied by five church members, to Brazil for burial at no charge, the AJC said.

Marietta’s is handling Monday’s arrangements, the MDJ said. A funeral procession starting about 1 p.m. will carry the bodies from SouthCare, 595 Franklin Rd., to First United Methodist.

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