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Corey Denton McPherson was born at OCH in Starkville on January 10, 1997. He died on Sunday, April 6, 2014, at the age of 17, in a single car accident in Ackerman, MS. He was a sophomore in Ackerman at the Choctaw County High School.
Corey is survived by his parents Marty & Mitzi McPherson and brothers, Drew, 19, and Austin, 11;
paternal grandparents Freddy & Patsy Fulcher of Louisville; maternal grandparents Lee & Sylvia Allen of West Point, and Terry & Beckie Kilpatrick of Jacksonville, FL; and one great grandmother, Joye Kilpatrick of Starkville. He was preceeded in death by his paternal grandfather Mickey McPherson of Ackerman. Aunts and uncles include Richard & Brandi Randle of Louisville, Tracie & Hugh Stephenson of Ackerman, Joe & Leigh Ann Evans of Starkville, and Rob Snell of Starkville. His many cousins, who all miss him greatly, are Jake, LeAnna, and Logan Carter of Ackerman; Cooper and MadiAnn Randle of Louisville; Jonah & Rhys Evans of Starkville.
Corey was a vibrant, tender-hearted, fun-to-be-around young man. He was truly loved by all of his classmates, teachers, coaches, friends and his whole community. He was a promising football player who would always give 110%. He also loved riding horses and barrel racing at Lovernâ€™s, fishing, hunting and enjoying the outdoors. He will be remembered for his kindness, optimism, generosity and sense of humor. And he will always be remembered as, and was often called, â€śSunshine.â€ť
The funeral was held Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 4:00 pm, at the Ty Cobb Center on the Choctaw County High School campus. The overflowing love and support will always be remembered by, and is still felt by, Coreyâ€™s family. Because so many people have asked and want to show their support for the family at this difficult time, The Corey McPherson Memorial Fund has been set up at BancorpSouth. Donations will go directly to the McPherson family and are tax deductible.