Paul Stewart Skinner

Published 10:26 am Thursday, March 16, 2017

Paul Stewart Skinner, 23, of Woodville, was born on July 7, 1993, at Natchez Regional Hospital in Natchez, and he died tragically in an automobile accident in Pontotoc County on Friday, March 10, 2017.

Visitation will be at the Woodville United Methodist Church from 11 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 16, 2017 , at the Woodville United Methodist Church. The service will be conducted by Brother Bernard Waites, the Rev. Brian Pullen and the Rev. Warren Whitaker II. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Woodville under the direction of Newman Funeral Home.

Attendants will be Charles Tyler Skinner, Andrew Blane Skinner, Douglas Kendrick Habig, Jr., Blake Carlisle Cadden, Zachary Heath Thomas, Zachary Weber, Aaron Sanders, Brandon Sanders, Matthew Sanders, Denny Skinner, Brett Patterson and Austin Goodfellow.

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He is survived by his parents, Eric Skinner and Laney Habig Skinner; two brothers, Charles Tyler Skinner and Andrew Blane Skinner; maternal grandparents, Paul and Charlene Habig; and paternal grandparents, Dennis and Carolyn Sanders, all of Woodville; great-grandmother, Helen Boyte of Natchez; uncle and aunt, Ken and Mary Stewart Habig of Brandon; two uncles, Mark Sanders and Mike Sanders, both of Woodville; an aunt, Regina Skinner Mathis of Hermanville; and first cousins, Lauren Habig, Doug Habig, Will Habig, Matthew Sanders, Lindsey Sanders, Aaron Sanders, Brandon Sanders and Denny Skinner.

He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Quentin and Marion Stewart of Magnolia, and paternal grandfather, Charles Gene Skinner of Bassville.

Paul Stewart was a 2011 graduate of Wilkinson County Christian Academy where he was honored to represent his high school as a varsity football and baseball letterman, as a member of the WCCA Hall of Fame, as Homecoming King, as Mr. WCCA and as Best All-Around Boy.

After graduation from WCCA he attended his beloved University of Mississippi. While there he worked as a student trainer for the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Ole Miss Rebel football team.

He graduated in May, 2016, with a BS degree in Business Administration. At the time of his death he was employed as a loan officer with Tower Loans in Pontotoc.

The family is requesting that memorial donations be made to Wilkinson County Christian Academy or to the University of Mississippi Athletic Association.