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Funerals held for ATV crash victims

September 25, 2003

Alma - The last two children killed in a tragic A.T.V. accident in Coffee county were buried Thursday. Funeral services were held in Alma for 10-year old Courtney Arsenault and the driver of the 4-wheeler, 13-year-old Megan Nelson.

Two families mourn the loss of their daughters, and a community grieves for two friends.  "It's just so sad, and I keep wondering why she had to die so young," said Jakendra Moore, Courney's classmate.

Friends and family gathered at the New Lacy Church of God in alma to remember the two girls, who were killed Saturday when a suspected drunk driver crossed the center line and hit the four wheeler they were riding. 

Megan's classmates remember her as a beautiful and engertic friend.  "I just saw her Friday, and I remember telling her how pretty her eyes were," said Courtney Tanner, Megan's classmate.  "She was a pretty, sweet girl."

Courtney's friends say they can't believe they'll never see her again.  "She was in my class since third grade, and she was always so nice and respected," said Jasmine Green, Courney's friend.

The other children killed in the crash, 13-year-old Lindsay Joiner, 13-year-old Kayla Varnedore and 11-year-old Dustin Varnedore were buried Wednesday.

posted at 8:00pm by ashley.harper@walb.com