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UPDATE: May 9, 2014, 12:00 p.m. -- Family and friends are preparing to say their final goodbyes to a Temple teen who died in a car crash last week.

Visitation for Kimmy Longbotham will be Friday night from 6-9 p.m. at Dossman's Funeral Home in Belton.

Her funeral service is Saturday at 11 a.m. at Bethel Church in Temple.

Kimmy's family has decided to leave both services open to the public.

Kimmy was in a car accident last Friday.

A truck crossed the center line and hit her Volkswagen head-on on Airport Road in Temple.

Two other cars were also involved in the crash.

Fifty-three-year-old Calvin Vickers, who was driving the truck that hit Kimmy, died Thursday at Scott & White Hospital in Temple.


UPDATE: May 6, 2014, 2:20 p.m. -- Funeral arrangement for Kimberlyn Brooke “Kimmy” Longbotham:

Visitation:

Friday 5-9-2014 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Dossman’s Funeral Home:  2525 N. Main Street Belton, Texas

Services:

Saturday 5-10-2014 at 11:00 AM

Bethel Church: 22621 S.E. HK Dodgen Loop Temple, Texas.

Interment will follow at Bellwood Memorial Park: 8575 Airport Road Temple, TX




Temple & Belton Unite To Remember Kimmy

(KCEN)-- Central Texas continues to mourn the death of 18-year-old Kimberlyn Longbotham.

A makeshift memorial remains at the Temple High School softball field, where she was the starting catcher. Emotional messages are still being posted on social media sites. 

But despite all the sadness, something special happened on two high school campuses Monday.

Students at Temple and Belton High Schools wore purple clothing to show support for a girl who was loved by many.

"Since we're known as rivals we wanted to be as one," said Belton Junior Payton Scarborough. "Her favorite color was purple so we thought let's put Kimmy in the middle of us and reunite each other."

But today's display wasn't just for Kimmy. Her brother Jayme is a Senior at Belton High, and today was also about showing him that he's not alone.

"I just told him we're praying for you," said Belton Senior Brittanie Keener. "We love you and we're all here for you."

For Kimmy's classmates, Temple High School is offering counseling services. Also allowing teachers the opportunity to step out of the classroom, if they need someone to talk to.

"It's sad anytime you lose a student," said Temple High School Principal Robert James. "We appreciate everything that Kimmy contributed to our school. And as a school community and family we'll miss her dearly."

But maybe the most therapeutic place for remembering Kimmy is at the Temple High School filed. Where on Saturday friends released balloons with personal message written on them. And today, where Kimmy's teammates gathered for their first practice since her passing.

"It's been rough but together we've been able to commemorate and thin about the fun times," said Softball Coach Julie Goodman. "When we're together, we draw strength from one another and we feel Kimmy's presence in that."


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