The Fort Coombs Armory filled with grief Wednesday, as family and friends bid a final painful farewell to a 19-year-Apalachicola woman who perished in a car accident a week before.

From the moment the first word of the death of Faletta Leown Davis surfaced in the county Thursday morning, July 6, the community had been engulfed in sorrow at the loss of a young lady whose cheery demeanor and radiant smile cast an indelible glow for all who knew her.

According to a report by Florida Highway Patrol Cpl. Wesley Harsey Davis was driving a 2007 Suzuki Forenza at 11:20 p.m. eastbound near Higgins Road on Wednesday night, July 5 when she traveled on to the south grass shoulder and into a pine tree.

The report said the car continued its rotation into another standing pine tree. Davis died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained from the crash.

Davis, daughter of Virginger and Lloyd Davis Sr., graduated with honors from Franklin County High School in 2016. She received scholarships from both H’COLA and Pam Nobles Dance Studio, and planned to complete Gulf Coast State College to become a radiographer.