Accident occurred near Chipley on I-10

Published: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 04:05 PM.

“She loved her grandma and her mother and her daddy like no other,” he said.

At West DeFuniak Elementary, school officials took two hours to speak to students and memorialize Micah, Paul said. Students were encouraged to leave cards or some other expression of love at the deceased girl’s desk.

“It has turned into a memoriam,” Paul said. “Her desk is full of posters, poems and pictures.”

At nearby Maude Saunders Elementary, similar efforts were made Monday to celebrate the life of third-grader Maliya Chrishon.

“We went in and spoke to the class and had grief counselors here,” said Tracey Dickey, the principal at Maude Saunders Elementary.

Both girls had extended family at the schools they attended, and Dickey said the consolation reached into several classrooms where siblings and cousins of the two wreck victims were missing school to grieve.

Goldsmith has made the effort to set up a fund to help cover funeral expenses for his daughter and other costs for his family. He said an account in his name has been established at the Army Aviation Federal Credit Union branch in DeFuniak Springs.

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