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The loving 2-year-old twin sisters were inseparable in life — and after a heartbreaking tragedy, remain forever linked in death.
Funeral services were being held Saturday for Jocelyn and Shaylyn Spurlock, the twin Aurora, Ind., toddlers who died Tuesday after wandering into a neighbor's pool.
"They're going to be buried in the one coffin with angels on it because they always liked angels,” the grandfather Jim Conley told NBC affiliate KSHB.
Their obituary said the sisters were known as the "Tornado Twins" and "Double Trouble," and were two joyful little girls who loved to dance and were together all of the time.
Three days before their death, the sisters served as flower girls at their mother's wedding.
"One thing about them, they were never, ever apart — if one walked off, the other one would catch up," Conley said. "We brought two beds to the house and they would only sleep in one."
Detective Barry Bridges, who assisted in finding the girls on Tuesday, said the girls' family is "devastated," reported NBC affiliate WLWT in Cincinnati.
The Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department said the children were at their home before they went missing around 6 p.m. Authorities arrived at the scene almost an hour later, and a neighbor and firefighter located the girls in an above-ground swimming pool two homes down — about 2-1/2 hours after the report was made.
Authorities are continuing to investigate their deaths.
Minister Melanie Shifflet Rider Warner mourned the girls' passing on Facebook.
Conley told KSHB that it was a "cruel irony" that the sisters' love of being by one another's side may have resulted in both of their deaths.