A memorial service for a West Columbia camera operator who was killed while filming a movie in south Georgia is scheduled for Wednesday.
The memorial for 27-year-old Sarah Elizabeth Jones is planned for 4 p.m. Wednesday at Ashland United Methodist Church in Columbia, followed by a celebration of her life at 5 p.m. at Saluda River Club in Lexington.
Jones, who lived in Atlanta, was hit by a train Thursday while she and crew members were filming a portion of "Midnight Rider." The film is based on the life of musician Gregg Allman. Several other crew members were injured.
Jones was a graduate of Brookland-Cayce High School and the College of Charleston.
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A petition will be forward to Academy Award officials Friday asking that Sarah Elizabeth Jones’ name be added to the Oscars’ “in memoriam” reel during the awards telecast.
Supporters of the online petition reached their goal of getting 24,000 signatures to submit the request to the academy.
The awards will be broadcast Sunday.
Professionals throughout the film industry are honoring Jones through "Slates for Sarah" campaign. Learn more below.