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.

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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.