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GSU student Emily Clark laid to rest

POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. -- Family and friends gathered in a Powder Springs church Sunday to honor Georgia Southern student Emily Clark.

Clark is one of the five nursing students who was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Wednesday. The young women -- Clark; McKay Pittman, of Alpharetta; Caitlyn Baggett, of Millen; Morgan Bass, of Leesburg; and Abbie Deloach, of Savannah -- were traveling to St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah for their final clinical rotation of the school year.

Clark, 20, was on the president's and dean's lists at Georgia Southern, and was part of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority's executive council, according to her obituary. She graduated with honors from Harrison High School, where she was a cheerleader.

Clark's funeral was held at Burnt Hickory Baptist Church. Family said that while they are hurting, they have memories to last a lifetime.

"She always worried about others first," said her uncle, Kevin Cash. "She had such an amazing heart for people. We've been touched as we read through social media at all the ways she's touched the lives of others."


In lieu of flowers, Clark's family asks that donations be made to Alpha Delta Pi philanthropy for the Ronald McDonald House.

Clark's boyfriend, Neal Hollis, posted an emotional tribute to her on Thursday.

More than 1,000 mourners attended a vigil on Georgia Southern's campus Thursday evening.


The university has established a memorial fund to honor the victims. Donations can be made online or mailed to:

Georgia Southern University Foundation

P.O. Box 8053-02

Statesboro, GA 30460