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Funeral, prayer service planned for child killed at cross walk

The school will hold a memorial service on Friday. (Source: WALB) The school will hold a memorial service on Friday. (Source: WALB)
The tragedy has been emotional for their classmates at Turner Elementary School. (WALB image) The tragedy has been emotional for their classmates at Turner Elementary School. (WALB image)
Ty'Unna Shed was released from Navicent Medical Center in Macon (Dr. Deborah Jones image) Ty'Unna Shed was released from Navicent Medical Center in Macon (Dr. Deborah Jones image)
Turner Elementary School officials said that if you want to make a donation or give a gift to the affected families, bring it to the front office of the school. (Source: WALB) Turner Elementary School officials said that if you want to make a donation or give a gift to the affected families, bring it to the front office of the school. (Source: WALB)
Turner Elementary School Principal Dr. Deborah Jones (Source: WALB) Turner Elementary School Principal Dr. Deborah Jones (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

One of the children struck last week in an accident has returned home from an out-of-town hospital.

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Te'Unna Shed was released from Navicent Medical Center in Macon, and is back home. She had spleen damage but her recovery is going well. 

"And should make a fine recovery in about 6 weeks, we are hoping," said Turner Elementary School Principal Dr. Deborah Jones.

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Jahkara Arnold remains in Egleston Children's Hospital in Atlanta. She has had two surgeries in the last two days for a broken arm, broken leg and broken pelvis. Doctors said the prognosis for her recovery is optimistic.

"Right now it's still too early to tell, all the in's and out's of the surgery, but so far she is doing well.  And she's resting today," said Jones. "No word of any more surgeries."

Tony Shed, Jr., 9, died in the crash. A fourth child suffered minor injuries.

The family of Tony announced on Tuesday that his funeral will be this weekend, Saturday at 2 p.m. at the New Dimension Olive South at 2505 Martin Luther King Drive.  

He, his sister and the Arnold sisters were struck Friday as they walked to school.

The tragedy has been emotional for their classmates at Turner Elementary School. The school will hold a memorial service on Friday.

"To celebrate Tony's life. He was a wonderful child.  A light at the school. And we want to celebrate that," explained Jones. "And let him know that we are behind him in spirit and with the family as well."

Turner Elementary School officials said that if you want to make a donation or give a gift to the affected families, you can bring it to the front office of the school. That way you can be assured it will go to the families.

The students from Turner Elementary will have a prayer service and balloon release for Tony on Friday to help the students with closure and teach his classmates about death and dealing with it. 

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