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Funeral arrangements set for Sweetwater High student

Matthew Daniels
Published: 4:25 PM, 01/28/2013

Author: Staff Report
Source: The Monroe County Advocate

The Sweetwater community is morning the death of a 15-year-old Sweetwater High student after police say he accidentally shot himself Thursday afternoon while handling a family handgun.

Police say Matthew Daniels was killed when the gun discharged at his home.

"It's a tragedy for the family and the community," Sweetwater Police Chief Eddie Byrum said, of the young man who was noted as an outstanding student and leader at his school.

Funeral arrangements are as follows:

Family will receive friends today, Monday, Jan. 28 from 4 until 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Sweetwater. A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at First Baptist Church of Sweetwater. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Matthew Daniels Memorial Fund. Kyker Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Read more about the life of Daniels in an upcoming issue of the paper.

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