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Celebration Of Life Held For 3 Effingham Co. Brothers Who Died In Wreck

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Family and friends of three Effingham County brothers, who died in a fatal wreck, are holding tight to their memories. 18-year-old Wesley Mulligan, 16-year-old Garrett Mulligan, and three-year-old Eli Hickox passed away November 21st after the truck they were in hit a tanker truck which exploded on Highway 17 in Guyton. The tanker driver managed to escape.

A Celebration of Life funeral service was held Saturday to honor the boys. The pews were packed with loved ones focusing on how the trio touched their lives.

"Wesley liked to walk up behind me and drape himself on my shoulders and whisper in my ear I love you grandma," said Grandmother Debra Clark.

Grandmother Debra Clark said while she can't understand why this tragedy happened she's taking comfort in the overwhelming support.

"My most memorable thing of all of this won't be of that horrible accident that took them away it will be the kindness and generosity and the love in this town," said Clark.

Since this tragedy people have reached out emotionally and financially to help this family including an anonymous donor taking care of funeral arrangements.

One of Garrett's high school friends said his attitude was infectious.

"Making me smile, making me laugh, even if I had a bad day. There wasn't a day that would go by that if you were in a bad mood, he would put you in a good mood," said friend Carley Ennis.

Besides the brothers sharing a good outlook on life and a love for the outdoors, Clark said her older grandsons always had time for little Eli.

"Their baby brother was always in the middle, they each had a hand, and I know that's how they left here hand in hand," said Clark.

Instead of flowers at the funeral, family members asked guests to bring toys to be donated to Toys for Tots.

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