Death of a YHC student????
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Bill Quattlebaum

Bay Minette, AL

#21 Oct 6, 2008
The visitation is from 5 to 8 on Tuesday and the funeral will be at four on Wednesday afternoon. Tommy Strickland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rebecca was a remarkable young lady and will be missed by all that knew her!
Bill Quattlebaum

Bay Minette, AL

#22 Oct 6, 2008
The visitation will be from 5 to 8 on Tuesday. The funeral will be at four on Wednesday afternoon. Tommy Strickland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Bill Quattlebaum

Bay Minette, AL

#23 Oct 6, 2008
The visitation will be from 5 to 8 on Tuesday. The funeral will be at four o'clock on Wednesday afternoon. Tommy Strickland Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Rebecca was a remarkable young lady that will be missed by all that knew her!
Kirklandmom

Cayce, SC

#24 Oct 6, 2008
Thomas Strickland Funeral home is handling the arrangements. The viewing is tomorrow from 5 to 8 and the funeral is Wednesday at 4PM at Zion Lutheran Church. There is a 'Rebecca Lynn Kessler; scholarship fund set up at the Citizens Bank in Effingha.
Hollywood

Dawsonville, GA

#25 Oct 6, 2008
Questions wrote:
I heard she was related to someone in Hiawassee...Holmes or Payne...not sure.
She was steve Holmes grand-dauhter. Which Donnie Payne's wife is Steve Holmes daughter.
An old friend

Waterford, MI

#26 Oct 6, 2008
I graduated with her. Im sorry to hear about her death and really would have wished to have spoken to her more often than i did. my prayers are with the family...if anybody knows where the funeral and veiwing will be held please let me kno. thank you.
Hollywood

Dawsonville, GA

#27 Oct 6, 2008
I am a parent and I hope and pray that i never have to go through with losing my child. My prayers are with the family. God Bless You All!! Just Remember that God is the one who will always be there for you. Exspecially in time of need.
LongTimeResident

Jefferson, GA

#28 Oct 6, 2008
Anyone hear why it happened?
School friend

Jefferson, GA

#29 Oct 6, 2008
Kessler, Rebecca Lynn "Becca" View/Sign Guest Book


Rebecca Lynn "Becca" Kessler was a 19-year-old sophomore at Young Harris College. She recently earned a 4.0 GPA and was a member of the Dorcas Society. She enjoyed spending time with her friends she met while attending Young Harris College. Becca was born Jan. 7, 1989, in Savannah and graduated from South Effingham High School in 2007 as an honor student. During high school Becca was a member of the Beta Club, SEHS track team, and 4-H. She received the highest honor bestowed upon a 4-H'er when she became a Master 4-H'er in 2006. Becca was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church and Lutheran Youth Organization. She was a beautiful young Christian woman, shown not only by her physical appearance but evidenced by her spirit and her strength as well.
She is survived by her parents, Thomas and Ramona Kessler of Guyton; sister and brother-in-law, Jessica and Ryan Wheatley of Athens; sister and brother-in-law, Erica and Ernie Van Wagoner of Athens; and brother, Andrew Kessler of Guyton; grandfather, Steve Holmes of Hiawassee; aunt, Cynthia Wilson and family; aunt, Sharon (Donnie) Payne and family; aunt, Stevie (Johnny) McClure and family; aunt, Sarah (Mark) Linton and family; and honorary grandparents, John Henry and Minnie Lee Zipperer and Mary Payne.
She was preceded in death by grandparents, Ralph and Hazel Kessler of Guyton and Joyce Holmes of Hiawassee.
She passed away the morning of Oct. 3, 2008, from injuries sustained in a car wreck in north Georgia. She will be remembered always and greatly missed.
Visitation will be held at the funeral home Tuesday from 5-8 p.m. and funeral services will be held at Zion Lutheran Church Wednesday at 4 p.m. with interment following at Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery. Friends and family are welcome.
In memory of Rebecca, known to be a selfless, loving and giving individual, her family has established a memorial scholarship fund in her name to help future students obtain their dreams of a college education. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Rebecca Lynn Kessler Scholarship Fund through Citizens Bank of Effingham, 600 S. Columbia Ave., Rincon, GA 31326.
Neighbor

Nahunta, GA

#30 Oct 6, 2008
Strickland's in Springfield is handling the funeral. The visitation is Tuesday from 5 to 8 and the funeral is at Zion Lutheran Church at 4pm on Wednesday. Instead of flowers, there is a scholarship fund set up at Citizens Bank in Rincon.
concerned

United States

#31 Oct 6, 2008
LongTimeResident wrote:
Anyone hear why it happened?
She had visited a friend in Woodstock on Thursday. She decided to drive back to the campus late at night around 2 am Friday. She fell asleep at the wheel.
Faye

Savannah, GA

#32 Oct 6, 2008
The Visitation will be tomorrow night at Tommy Strickland Funeral Home in Effingham County.She come from a great family.. very christian lady who will be missed by all.. She graduated with my neice from South Effingham with HONOR roll. Please keep them in your prayers.
pek

Sharpsburg, GA

#33 Oct 6, 2008
Concerned person wrote:
Has anyone heard about a 20 yr old female from Hiawassee that attended YHC having a fatal car crash this week?
She was coming back from visiting a friend at night and possibly fell asleep at the wheel. Her room mate reported her missing when she did not show up for a one oclock meeting. She was found hours later by a family member where her car had driven off the road.
Elaine

Littleton, CO

#34 Oct 6, 2008
effinghamherald.net has the obit.
aleia

Mount Juliet, TN

#35 Oct 7, 2008
I did not know Becca that well, but everytime I saw her she was always smiling. I could tell from the first day I meet her she was a good person. I'm so sorry your family is having to go through this. Your in my thoughts and prayers.
Local

Jefferson, GA

#36 Oct 7, 2008
My prayers and sympathy go out to this young woman's family and friends.
ASU_30

North Charleston, SC

#37 Oct 8, 2008
Becca was an amazing girl....I knew her since the fifth grade, graduated with her, and i had the wonderful privelage of knowing her and watching hergrow into a very bright and sweet girl! She was voted best all around in high school and she deserved it!! She will be greatly missed....my prayers go out to her family.
Emma Tatum Johnson

Haralson, GA

#38 Oct 8, 2008
Questions wrote:
do you know her name?
Rebecca Kessler was sister to Erica Kessler and Jessica Kessler as well as Andrew Kessler. Her family lives in Rincon, Effingham, GA. Her grandfather is Mr. Holmes of Hiawassee, GA. My best friend was cousin to Rebecca on that same side of the family. Her name is Leigh Payne Blalock. I went to Young Harris with Jessica and Leigh. they also have a cousin named Kaitlyn from Gainesville and 2 cousins from my hometown, Duluth, named Sharla Wilson and Blake Wilson
heart broken

Gainesville, GA

#39 Oct 19, 2008
concerned wrote:
Rebecca was visiting a friend on Thursday in Woodstock. She elected to return to the college campus at 2 am Friday am. This friend from Woodstock became concerned that she did not show up at school or called him. He initiated a search on Friday and was told early Saturday morning of her accident. He is very distraut over her death.
I know this friend he is torn up and trying to deal. He blames himself for letting drive back so late. Please pray for her family and for him as well. He's a great person too.

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