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New Hope student killed in car accident laid to rest

Emotional day for family and friends of Antaves Petty

Posted: Nov. 11, 2017 9:18 PM
Updated: Nov. 11, 2017 9:18 PM

NEW HOPE, Miss. (WTVA) Family and friends laid Antaves Petty to rest Saturday afternoon.

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The 16 year old New Hope Student died in a car accident last weekend.

More than 1,000 people gathered in the New Hope High School's gymnasium.

Several of Petty's friends spoke calling him a friend and a brother who was always dancing and had a smile on his face.

Petty played receiver for the New Hope Trojans. His teammates presented Petty's jersey to his mother during the service.

Petty's football coach Chris Pickle talked about what a great player Petty was and how much he will be missed.

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