Posted: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 9:10 pm
Skyler Dakota Southerland, 12, of Martin, son of Daniel Lee and Tina Dawn Hooper Southerland died Aug. 20, 2009, of injuries received in an automobile accident near Martin.
Services were 2 p.m. Sunday at Edmaiston-Mosley Funeral Home in Union City with burial at East Side Cemetery in Martin. The Rev. Fady Al-Hagal officiated.
Pallbearers were Michael Rhodes, C.J. Ellis, Walter Parson, Jeff Southerland, John Franklin, Dossie Wright and Jeff Cook.
He was born May 9, 1997, in Martin and was a sixth-grader at Martin Middle School, where he was a member of the Panther football team. He was a member of Shepherd’s Field Church in Martin and also a member of Boy Scout Troop 11.
He is also survived by his sister, Danielle Starr Southerland of Martin; grandparents, George and Jan Hooper of South Fulton, Steve and Trish Becker of Troy, William Southerland of Shawtown community and Frances Blackley of Martin; his great-grandmother Estelle Southerland of Union City, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
The family requests that memorials be made to a trust fund established at First State Bank, 109 University St., Martin, TN 38237.
To view the DVD that is an online tribute, or to leave messages of condolence for the family, visit the funeral home Web site at www.emfuneralhome.com .wcp 8-25