Summer Faith Anderson, 13, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday May 16, 2018.
Born August 25, 2004, she was a lifelong resident of Dawson County. Summer was a 7th grade student at Dawson County Middle School where she participated in chorus.
Surviving are her parents, Lonnie and April Anderson, Dawsonville; brother, Zach Anderson, Dawsonville; grandmother, Lula Nix, Dawsonville; grandfather, Larry Dollar, Dawsonville; great grandmother, Willene Beck, Cleveland; and a number of other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday May 23, 2018 at 2 o’clock at Bearden Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Tony Holtzclaw will officiate. Interment will follow in the Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 1 until 8 and Wednesday 11 until 2 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to assist with final expenses.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.
Bearden Funeral Home, Dawsonville, GA.
The deceased student has been identified as Summer Faith Anderson, 13, a seventh-grader at Dawson County Middle School who was in the passenger car. An unidentified fifth-grader at Kilough Elementary School was also injured and transported to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Multiple injuries were reported to the passengers on the school bus which was transporting students to Mount Vernon Elementary. They were taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.
The accident occurred on Thompson Bridge Road near Yellow Creek Road.
Georgia State Patrol is investigating. No other details are available at this time. Fetch Your News will provide further details when they become available.
In a formal statement to parent, guardians and staff, School Superintendent Dr. Damon Gibbs said: “I am writing with great sadness to inform you that one of our students, Summer Anderson, was in an automobile accident this morning and has passed away. Our thoughts and sympathies are with Summer’s family and friends.
“Members of our Crisis Response Team are available to meet with students individually and in groups today as well as over the coming days and weeks. Please contact the school office if you feel your child is in need of additional assistance; we have a list of school and community mental health resources.”
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