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Friends, family, classmates and teammates will get the chance to say goodbye to Emanuel "Manny" Prewitt later this week.

Visitation services will be held for the 17-year-old Madison Central student on Thursday and Friday at the Richmond House of Prayer.

A private funeral is set for 2 p.m. on Friday.

The Central football player went missing on June 10 while swimming with a group of friends on Herrington Lake in Boyle County. He body was recovered six days later.

Prewitt is survived by his parents, Kelly Prewitt and Jessie White; a sister, Jessirae Prewitt; maternal grandparents Larry and Shauneta Prewitt; an aunt, Brandy Benton; cousins, Zeke and Levi Benton, along with half-siblings Jessie White, Jr., Jayshara Washington and Omarion Whitley.

The arrangements are being handled by Keith P. Clark & Son's Funeral Home.

The first visitation is set for Thursday from 3 to 4 p.m. and is reserved for family only.

Members of the Madison Central football team will attend a private visitation from 4 to 5 p.m. The public will be welcomed for visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday.

The Richmond House of Prayer is located at 330 Mule Shed Lane.

In the past week, several fund-raisers have been set up to help support the Prewitt Family.

A GoFundMe page reached its initial goal of $10,000 in less than 24 hours. That campaign has now raised more than $26,000.

Surge! Promotions and First Gear/Kentucky Shelf Life have both created shirt in honor Prewitt featuring his jersey number — No. 11.

Manny Strong #11 silicone bracelets are being sold along with window decals.

All the money raised through these effort will be donated to the Prewitt Family.

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