Wreck victim remembered

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Pastor Rich Bowen asked mourners at Thursday's funeral for Jessica Lynn Fulmer to stop crying, if just for a moment, and remember the laughter the 21-year-old brought to their lives.

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"You can't think about her ... without feeling a lot of joy," said the Rev. Bowen, of New Hope Worship Center.

Ms. Fulmer, 21, and Melissa Kristin Eustice, 20, both 2005 Lakeside High School graduates, died Sunday after a wreck on Interstate 16 near Metter, Ga.

A third victim, Jamie Lynn Carter, 22, of Warner Robins, Ga., died Wednesday.

The Rev. Bowen said during his eulogy at Thomas Poteet and Son Funeral Home that it was fitting Ms. Fulmer would be remembered on Valentine's Day.

"I think it's appropriate on this day of love that we're gathered to talk about this lovely lady," he said.

Dozens of photographs of Ms. Fulmer with her family and friends were displayed at the Martinez funeral home, which was filled to capacity Thursday afternoon.

Many will remember Ms. Fulmer as a beautiful woman, a good student and a devoted daughter and sister, the Rev. Bowen said.

He said he'll remember a vivacious little girl who loved to play dress-up and enjoyed the music of Sunday morning worship services.

"Some people didn't live as much life in 80 years as she did in 20," he said. "I can't help but think that heaven is a bit sweeter today."

Authorities have said the women were traveling on I-16 to Statesboro, where they attended Georgia Southern University, when the driver, possibly Ms. Eustice, lost control of their Toyota 4Runner, which flipped several times.

Police are seeking a white car, possibly a Ford Taurus, that might have veered into the women's lane, contributing to the wreck, a spokesman for the Georgia State Patrol said Thursday.

The funeral for Ms. Eustice will be held Saturday in Tennessee.

Reach Donnie Fetter at (706) 868-1222, ext. 115, or donnie.fetter@augustachronicle.com.

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Da Voice Inside Your Head
Da Voice Inside Your Head 02/15/08 - 07:28 am
What a great loss. Such a

What a great loss. Such a life so filled with potential lost. May she rest in Peace and may God grant her Family and friends the strength to go on and to overcome their grief .God Bless.

1trugent 02/15/08 - 10:00 am
Three golden angels are now

Three golden angels are now watching over us.

marien 02/15/08 - 11:47 am
My condolences to the

My condolences to the families of these beautiful young ladies.

arue 02/15/08 - 12:56 pm
I just want to say THANK YOU

I just want to say THANK YOU to everyone on the behalf of my self and my family to all of those that came to Jessica's funeral. I feel it gave my Aunt Kelly great comfort to see how much Jessica was loved and cared for. Thank you to all the kinds words and prayers that need so much right now. She is resting peacefully now and I know that she is looking down on us and yes Rev. Bowen is right when he said Heaven is little sweeter now thanks to Jessica being there.

vickiboo 02/15/08 - 03:14 pm
I am so sorry to hear of your

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I did not know your daughter but she was a beautiful young lady. Even though I am a Mother too I can not imagine how it feels losing a daughter but my prayers are with you.

JoleeDansa 02/19/08 - 03:52 pm
My deepest sympathies to the

My deepest sympathies to the families and friends involved in such a tragic loss. May the support and love of those close to you give you strength and peace.

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