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Friends & family hold prayer vigil for Nashville pilot

Federal investigators are looking into a fiery crop duster crash that killed pilot Jason Watson. (Source: WALB) Federal investigators are looking into a fiery crop duster crash that killed pilot Jason Watson. (Source: WALB)
Over 100 family, friends and classmates from the Berrien High School class of 2004 held a prayer vigil on Friday night. (Source: WALB) Over 100 family, friends and classmates from the Berrien High School class of 2004 held a prayer vigil on Friday night. (Source: WALB)
Jason Watson's brother James Watson (Source: WALB) Jason Watson's brother James Watson (Source: WALB)
Jason Watson's uncle Harvey Morgan (Source: WALB) Jason Watson's uncle Harvey Morgan (Source: WALB)
The family is asking for prayers as they mourn Jason's loss. (Source: WALB) The family is asking for prayers as they mourn Jason's loss. (Source: WALB)
NASHVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Federal investigators are looking into a fiery crop duster crash that killed pilot Jason Watson.

Over 100 family, friends and classmates from the Berrien High School class of 2004 held a prayer vigil on Friday night.

It's been a difficult past 11 hours for dozens of friends and family who wiped away tears and hugged each other a little tighter as they gathered in front of the old courthouse in Nashville to remember the short life of 31-year-old Jason Watson.

Healing is exactly what Watson's family and friends need, as they try to handle the pain triggered at 9:30 a.m.

At that fateful hour, James Watson lost his only sibling, his younger brother.

"We had our number of fights but at the end of the day we looked out for each other as well," said James Watson.

James said his brother died doing something he loved: crop dusting.

Growing up on a farm, James said Jason dreamed of having his own crop dusting business, but most importantly, working on his family farm.

Watson's Uncle Harvey Morgan said Watson leaves behind a wife, a son and step daughter.

"We realize that it's going to be quite a struggle," said Morgan Watson.

And the grief was on the faces of many of Watson's classmates.

Even drivers passing the vigil paid their respects from afar.

"Definitely helps with all the calls, the texts, the prayers that we know we've had," said James Watson.

The family is asking for prayers as they mourn Jason's loss.

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