CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) _ Mourners streamed past seven little white caskets of children killed in a house fire as the woman accused of leaving them alone while she went dancing collapsed during the funeral service Friday.

Camilla Foulks, 25, the mother of three of the children, was crying and screaming and had to be carried out of the service in the opening minutes. She did not return.

Eight children ranging in age from 5 months to 7 years were killed in the fire early Sunday; one was buried Wednesday. An 8-year-old girl escaped.

''Sleep on little children and take your rest, for we all love you, but God loves you the best,'' the Rev. C.W. Gillespie Jr. said before about 300 family and friends at Greater Gillespie Temple Church of God in Christ.

Investigators believe the fire was caused by one or more of the children playing with matches or a lighter.

Police said witnesses told them Foulks left the children - relatives whom she was babysitting - so she could go to a liquor store, visit a friend and go to a bar to dance.

State's Attorney Mike Wepsiec said he'll announce Monday whether charges will be filed against Foulks.

Cecelia Sanders, the mother of four of the victims, sat on the other side of the aisle from where Foulks had sat, but relatives said there was no animosity between the two.

Immediately after the burial of the seven - side by side, and next to the grave of the 3-year-old - Sanders and Foulks hugged each other for several seconds, funeral director Delmar Algee Jr. said.

''My sympathy is with anyone who doesn't have sympathy for Camilla Foulks and her family,'' said Milton McDaniel Sr. He was the great-uncle of two of the Sanders' children.

The father of Foulks' children, Clifton Simon, was allowed to attend the service under escort by sheriff's deputies. Simon is serving a six-month jail term for domestic battery and is due to be released in October.