Father, son killed in ATV accident laid to rest

Published 10:15 am Monday, August 5, 2019

A Mississippi father and his 7-year-old son were laid to rest Saturday after the pair were killed in a tragic ATV accident late last month.

Sheriff’s investigators said Cletus Pannell, 41, and his son, Adian Pannell, were riding down a gravel road near Okolona in Chickasaw County on July 27, when the ATV apparently left the roadway and struck a tree.

Investigators report neither was wearing a helmet. The child was pronounced dead at the scene, his father died later that day at a Tupelo hospital.

Family and friends gathered Saturday at Jolly’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church for their funeral. The father and son were buried at the Palestine Missionary Baptist Church in Van Vleet.