Funeral set for 9-year-old cheerleader killed in Trion accident; friends raises funds to help pay expenses.

Funeral set for 9-year-old cheerleader killed in Trion accident; friends raises funds to help pay expenses.


Funeral services set for Saturday for 9-year-old accident victim.  Chloe Grace Morris-Buck, a fourth-grader at Menlo Elementary, has been identified as the victim in a weekend collision in Trion. Funeral services have been set and WZQZ 991. FM and 1180 AM reports that a fund has been established to help cover funeral expenses (click here). More than $7,200 of the $10,000 goal has been raised from 170 donors.

The notice from Coffman Funeral Home in Summerville:

Chloe Grace Morris-Buck. Photo courtesy of WZQZ.

Miss Chloe Grace Morris-Buck, age 9, of Summerville, Ga., formerly of Fort Oglethorpe, passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

Chloe Grace was born in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., on May 6, 2010, daughter of Beth Ann Morris and Robert Anthony Buck. She was a fourth grade student at Menlo Elementary School and was an active cheerleader with the Chattooga Recreational Department. Chloe attended the Covenant Life Worship Center and the Liberty Baptist Church. She competed in several pageants for Children’s Miracle Network and others, winning second place and being voted tiny Miss Georgia, among other awards. She enjoyed tumbling, playing soccer in the Catoosa YMCA and absolutely loved cats.

Chloe is survived by her mother, Beth Morris; father, Robert Buck; sisters, Bridgett Morris and Hannah Oxford-Buck; brothers, Christian Haynes, Rhett Buck and Coby Morris Lane; grandmother, Lynda McGahan; Grandpa Kent; and Maternal Grandparents, Dennis and Beverly Morris and Suzie and Steve Morris; special family friends, the Parris Family and the Godfrey Family, and Menlo Elementary School Faculty and Staff; and a number of Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 at 4 p.m., in the Petitt Chapel of the Coffman Funeral Home with Rev. Christopher Burse officiating. Interment will be private.

Chloe will be in state at the Coffman Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Saturday from noon until the funeral hour.



The crash occurred on U.S. 27 nearWest Oak Street.


From the Georgia State Patrol: On Saturday, at approximately 2 p.m., the Georgia State Patrol investigated a fatal crash that occurred on U.S. 27 at West Oak Street in Chattooga County.  A 2000 Chrysler Sebring was traveling north and was attempting to turn left onto West Oak Street from the center turn lane.  The Sebring failed to yield to the 2010 Ford F 150 that was traveling south in the right lane of U.S. 27.   A 9-year-old female in the Sebring sustained fatal injuries in the crash. The investigation is continuing.



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