Teen dies in accident on way home from school

September 18, 2007

JEFFERSON CTY, Ga.---A 15-year-old Bartow girl is dead after an SUV flipped during the drive home from school.

16-year-old Hannah Sheppard ran off the Mennonite Church Road, overcorrected, and the vehicle flipped. Sheppard was treated at MCG hospital and released.

However, back seat passenger Joyce Warnock of Bartow was not wearing her seatbelt. She was thrown out and the vehicle landed on top of her.

A front seat passenger, 16-year-old Brittany Williford, was treated at Jefferson County Hospital and released.

There will be a memorial for Joyce Warnock at Jefferson County High School at 10:30 am Saturday, followed by the funeral.


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  • by Ella on Apr 18, 2008 at 05:17 PM
    i am one of Joyce's best friend, plese do not tell stories like this ever again
  • by Elisabeth Location: Louisville on Jan 21, 2008 at 05:14 PM
    joyce! i love yew i never thought this was to come, we all miss yew down hear i was so surprized when i found out it was at the library a couple days after we hung out....God supper lucky to have yew, see yew one dayy! [=
  • by Nolita Location: Louisville on Dec 1, 2007 at 08:33 AM
    Joyce was a very sweet and intelligent person. She will be missed dearly. I remember meeting her at church doing Wonderful Wednesdays. She was a godly person and treated everyone well. God well appreciated an great angel like JOYCE... May god be will the family and you are in my prayers.
  • by Abbz on Oct 13, 2007 at 08:25 PM
    i miss you so much joyce, we will NEVER forget you sweety.NEVER
  • by Anonymous on Oct 11, 2007 at 06:07 AM
    I never thought that we would ever loose joyce.she was the last person you would ever expect to die. we will love you always and forever no matter what. though you may be gone you will never be forgotten.
  • by kaneshia Location: wadley on Oct 10, 2007 at 11:15 AM
    we will always miss joyce at jchs. may god be with your family.your in our prayers.
  • by Shontrice Location: Bartow on Oct 9, 2007 at 10:47 AM
    We never seen it coming when we would loose someone as sweet and caring as you. everyone will miss you and your bubbly personality. You truly touched everyone you came in contact with. I just thank God that I got to know and meet someone like you. You are truly missed.
  • by Dakota Location: Keysville on Oct 5, 2007 at 06:08 PM
    Hey Joyce. We really miss you. Wish you could come back to us, but since we can't I guess we'll have to settle with seeing you in Heavan some day. You'll probubly being putting on a rock concert, just making Heaven brighter than it already is, or something really awesome like that. We're praying for your family. Love ya, Dakota
  • by Briana Location: Ga on Sep 21, 2007 at 06:45 AM
    Jefferson County High will forever miss Joyce a.k.a. Young Joc. We send our regards to the entire Warnock family. May god bless you!!!!! We'll keep you in our prayers.
  • by Bert Location: Lawerenceville GA on Sep 20, 2007 at 06:55 PM
    Joyce was a sweet girl with a love of life. May God be with their family at this time. You are in our prayers The Chestnut Family
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