The owner of Gandee's General Store in Crown City, Ohio says she was devastated when she heard the news of the death of her cousin Shain Gandee Monday.
Ashley Lewis says she has gotten dozens of phone calls with people expressing their sentiments.
Now she wants to start a fund to help the family with funeral expenses.
The store's grand opening was last Saturday with Shain as the celebrity guest.
Lewis says he signed autographs and took pictures with hundreds of fans.
She say anyone can donate money at the store, or by logging on to the store's Facebook page for more information.
350 Quarrier Street
Charleston, WV 25301
Main (304) 343-1313
Fax (304) 343-6138