A line of cars stretched along Old Buena Vista Road, from an elementary school to the site of what used to be a thriving market.

Dozens of community members gathered Friday in Rockbridge County to remember three members of the Roberts family, who ran the popular gas station and market for decades.

On May 10, an explosion ripped through the South River Market, killing four people: owner Roger Lee Roberts, his son, Kevin Roberts, and granddaughter, Samantha Roberts Lewis, and customer Paul Ruley.

The Roberts family held a celebration of life at the nearby Mountain View Elementary School. Earlier that day, the family held a funeral service in Buena Vista.

Virginia State Police continue to investigate the cause of the blast.

After the community memorial, some family and friends stopped outside the burned-out market. Flowers, natural and artificial, and flags, U.S. and Confederate, blanket a chain-link fence surrounding the site.

A couple pointed out the bouquet they left. Another read signs of remembrance. One man walked up and down the fence, smelling flowers.

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