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Carlos O'Neal Fondren

March 3, 1995 ~ April 30, 2021 (age 26)


Carlos O’Neal Fondren was born March 3, 1995 to Steve Fondren and Chasity Fondren in Clarksdale, MS.

Carlos professed a hope in Christ at an early age and joined Saint John Missionary Baptist Church in Sardis, MS where he served as the Sunday school secretary.

“Big Country,” as he was affectionately called, received his education from South Panola School District and was a graduate of the class of 2014.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding four wheelers, playing with his dog, Jerry Lee, playing basketball, and watching his favorite NFL football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also loved spending time and playing with his nieces and nephews.

On Friday, April 30, 2021, Carlos passed away at his home in Batesville, MS. He will forever be missed by his mother, Chasity Fondren of Batesville, MS, father, Steve Fondren (Valerie) of Memphis, TN; second father, George Hamilton, Jr. of Sardis, MS; siblings, Shun Draper, Shun Hamilton, LaKamaree Ellis, and Taylor Williams all of Sardis, MS, Todd Hinds (Linda) of Spendale, NC, and Alexis Fondren of Batesville, MS; maternal grandparents, George and Linda Fondren of Batesville, MS; paternal grandmother, Ella C. Fondren of Sardis, MS; companion, Jasmine Middleton of Quitman county, MS; a host of aunts, uncles, other relatives, classmates, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his nephews, Masen and Braysen Kuykendall.

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May 6, 2021

12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
L. Hodges Funeral Service
38-F Hwy 334
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

Graveside Service
May 7, 2021

11:00 AM
Batesville Magnolia Cemetery
Batesville 289 US 51
Batesville, MS 38606

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