Mourners farewell Biddeston tragedy trio

The funeral of Derek Sharpley, Kris-Deann Sharpley and Jackson Knapp.
The funeral of Derek Sharpley, Kris-Deann Sharpley and Jackson Knapp. Kevin Farmer

MOURNERS have farewelled three generations of a Biddeston family at an emotional service in Toowoomba.

Family and friends of Derek Sharpley, 52, his daughter Kris-Deann Sharpley, 27, and her seven-year-old son Jackson Sharpley-Knapp gathered at HumeRidge Church of Christ today.

The funeral was held for the victims of an apparent murder suicide which shocked the Darling Downs community after a relative discovered their bodies at Mr Sharpley's home on March 2.

It is believed the family members had died the night before.

Jackson, 7, and Kris-Deann Sharpley.
Jackson, 7, and Kris-Deann Sharpley.

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Damaged Rocky bridges to undergo repairs next week

Damaged Rocky bridges to undergo repairs next week

Detours in place and emergency vehicle access will be maintained

LET IT FALL: Rain to stick around CQ until next week

LET IT FALL: Rain to stick around CQ until next week

Almost 40mm has been recorded at the Rocky Airport since Wednesday

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FLOOD WARNING: BoM releases flood warning for Upper Dawson

Minor flood levels are rising with moderate flood levels likely

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