It was supposed to be a week of reunions at Gretna High School.
But as classes started Monday, one student was missing, another alumnus never to return.
Thursday night hundreds of friends and family members came to the schools football field, lit a candle, and remembered Donovan Stone and William Ward.
"These two young men they both had good hearts. They was real good people. And for them to go like this is was just, I couldn't believe it," said Santonio Witcher a friend.
Ward graduated from Gretna High School in May. Stone was set to start his junior year here, his jerseys were laid on a table.
Their families displayed their artwork from school.
"I still, I just don't want to believe it. I really don't want to believe it," said Jalani Brooks, a friend and organizer of the event.
The two were cousins. Family members say they were rarely apart.
Thursday night close friends did what they never thought they'd do, read Stone and Ward's obituaries.
"I know they good now. I know they're in a better place. That makes me feel a lot better," said Jamar Jones a cousin.
Sunday the two were killed on Level Run Road in Hurt when Virginia State Police say another car crossed the center line and hit them head-on. Ward and Stone died, two other passengers were injured.
The driver of the other car left the crash scene and was later found in a hospital and questioned by state police.
They believe the driver may have been drinking.
Thursday night friends and family have more questions than answers as state police continue their investigation.
At the vigil their friends are remembering two lives cut short. It's clear Stone and Ward two were loved.
"They put a smile on everyone that is coming here. They was just good people and for everyone to just come here and pour their hearts to the family, it shows a lot," Witcher said.