Dolly Everett: Family and friends to farewell 'beautiful soul'

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Local businesses and cars have been covered in signs and stickers with the hashtags #dollysdream and #speakevenifyourvoiceshakes - the name of the anti-bullying trust set up by her family and the later Dolly's own words on speaking up.

'Every step must be taken to reduce the incidence of bullying, whether offline or on, and eliminate it wherever we can.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks in Canberra, Australia, on May 31, 2017. She will be farewelled at a funeral today.

He added: 'The pain and the hurt Dolly's family are going through would be unbelievable.

"Now that I have my one little girl it breaks my heart to think that even a girl who is this inspiring and attractive still gets ridiculed and bullied constantly".

"Out of all the sadness that the loss of our daughter has brought to our lives, we feel that through losing Dolly we would like to help other families by making an awareness of bullying and harassment that some people are sadly subject to".

After the service, Dolly's family read out a statement, urging all parents to talk to their kids about bullying. (Facebook / Tick Everett) Amy Jayne Everett.

Her family has blamed recent online bullying after Dolly's death last week but hasn't given specifics of the bullying or her cause of death.

"This powerful message tells the dark, scary place our handsome angel had traveled to", the family wrote.

Dolly's death has sparked both sadness and outrage among many families, including those from rural and regional Australia.

Thousands of sentiments and condolences pouring in on social media reveal shock and broken hearts all around Australia, and far beyond.

"Sort of rips your guts out when you get this sort of news, this bullying is that out of control now".

"I know for some suicide is considered cowardly but I guarantee those people wouldn't have half the strength that my precious little angel had, Doll had the strength to do what she thought she had to do to escape the evil in this world", Everett wrote.

Dolly's grieving father, did the unexpected, he invited his daughter's tormentors to a service in honor of her.

Mourners have also been asked to wear blue, which was Dolly's favourite colour.

Northern Territory Police have confirmed they are looking into the circumstances of Dolly's death.

Readers seeking support and information about suicide prevention can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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