ECCC Student Dies in Wreck

An East Central Community College student was killed late Thursday afternoon in a one-vehicle car accident.

Newton County Sheriff Jackie Knight says the accident happened around 4 p.m. on Decatur-Conehatta Road.

Sophomore Whitley Fisher of Lake, a graduate of Newton County High School, was remembered by classmates and friends at a gathering in Vickers Fine Arts Center auditorium Friday morning.

Fisher was a member of the concert choir at ECCC, which will perform at Fisher’s funeral. It's scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Forest Baptist Church. Visitation is from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Wolf Funeral Home in Morton.

Counselors from Weems Community Mental Health Center were also available Friday to meet with students coping with Fisher’s sudden death.


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  • by leighann Location: conehatta on Nov 8, 2009 at 05:25 PM
    im really sorry for wat happened to whitley i use to go to school with her i didnt really kno her well but she was a sweet girl..GOD BLESS HER AND HER FAMILY
  • by Dee Location: Meridian, MS on Nov 7, 2009 at 06:57 PM
    Tragic accident....Praying for family
  • by Anonymous on Nov 7, 2009 at 12:28 PM
    Everyone will miss her badly
  • by Concerned on Nov 6, 2009 at 09:46 PM
    I do not know this young lady at all, however, I will say to the family that I wish you well and may God Bless you.......God Bless America (We definitely need it)
  • by Adrienne on Nov 6, 2009 at 01:39 PM
    The NCHS Class of 2008 lost a wonderful person and an even greater friend!! Prayers go out to all of her friends and family.. We will never forget you Whitley!!
  • by Charlene on Nov 6, 2009 at 05:46 AM
    Whitley was such a sweet and intelligent girl that will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to Jimmy and Faye and the rest of the family. I love ya'll dearly.
  • by unknown Location: newton county on Nov 6, 2009 at 03:32 AM
    This was a truley tragic accident and the family definately needs your prayers to get through this trying time. She will greatly be missed but heaven has one of its rare angels back.
  • by Janae Location: Union Mississippi on Nov 5, 2009 at 07:52 PM
    Whitley will be missed! We love you!
  • by Kim on Nov 5, 2009 at 06:58 PM
    What a tragic accident to lose Whitley in such a way. My heart and prayers go out to her mom, Faye, dad and sisters.
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