Brandon Coward



Nettleton – Mr. Brandon Anthony Coward, 17, died Saturday, July 7, 2017 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Hwy 6 between Plantersville and Nettleton. Brandon was born October 10, 2000 in Tupelo, MS, to Christopher Coward and Melissa Griffin Ramey. He was a standout student at Nettleton High School where he would have been a junior in the fall. Brandon was a kind, gentle soul, a born leader and a friend to many. He excelled on the Nettleton High School basketball team, enjoyed hunting, fishing, and loved all types of music. He was a fireman with the Union Volunteer Fire Department where his contributions were many and he was beloved by his fellow firefighters. Brandon loved the Lord and enjoyed attending church.
A celebration of life service will be at 11 AM, Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in the Tupelo Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with Bro. Tommy Ray Dabbs and Bro. Mike Todd officiating. Private burial will follow in the Coward Family Plot at Andrews Chapel Cemetery south of Mooreville. Visitation will be Tuesday, 7/10/18 from 5 PM- 8 PM and Wednesday from 10 AM to service time.
Survivors include his parents, Christopher Coward (Tammy) of Plantersville and Melissa Ramey (Jeff) of Nettleton; brothers, Cody Patrick Keith (Callie) of Pontotoc, Ethan Shawn Hare, and Bentley Ray, both of Plantersville; sisters, Amberlee Sue Ramey of Nettleton, and Samantha Mae Hare of Plantersville; grandfather, Arthur Coward of Mantachie; niece and nephew, Paris Keith and Carter Keith. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Carl Leon Griffin and Mary Ann Griffin, and grandmother, Judy Coward.
Pallbearers will be Blake Whitaker, Cameron White, Collin White, Zack Ryals, Stephen Duryee, and McKay Burns. Honorary pallbearers will be Cody Keith, Ethan Hare, Jeremy Holland, Gaige Todd, his team mates on the Nettleton Basketball team.

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