Memorial for Student Who Died in Accident Announced

Posted: June 22, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Memorial services for Sarah Carter, a Mason student killed June 14 in a tragic auto accident along with another Mason student, Elaine “Nettie” Thackston, and two other girls, have been announced.

Services for Carter and her cousin Lydia Petkoff, who was also killed in the accident, are as follows:

Viewing/visitation – Friday, June 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

Demaine Funeral Home

520 S. Washington St.

Alexandria, VA

Phone: 703-549-0074

Memorial Service – Saturday, June 23, 11 a.m.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church

1301 Collingwood Dr.

Alexandria, VA

Phone: 703-765-6555

The family will hold a private burial at Mt. Comfort Cemetery in Alexandria.

Services for Thackston are being held in her native New Hampshire.

Carter and Petkoff were graduates of West Potomac High School in Alexandria, and their families have asked that in lieu of sending flowers, people donate to a scholarship fund at the high school. Checks should be made out to West Potomac Scholarship Fund with the girls’ name(s) on the memo line and sent to West Potomac High School, 6500 Quander Road, Alexandria, VA 22307.

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