Newton County Family Remembered

By: Candace Barnette Email
By: Candace Barnette Email

Newton County, Mississippi A Newton County family traveling to a reunion was involved in a car accident on July 5th and four people were killed as a result.

The family was driving through Kansas when their car crashed. Ann Johnson, her son Ellis Thompson, nephew Jaderrrick Gallaspy, and sister-in-law all died from their injuries. Relatives say losing so many family members at once has been especially trying this past week.

"It's going to be hard because there is four bodies that were involved in this accident," G.W. Chapman says. "There ain't no way for it to be easy, but thank God, we're making it."

The funeral for Ann, Ellis and Jaderrick was held at the Newton County High School, where family, friends and classmates all came to pay their respects.

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