Funeral set for wreck victims

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A joint funeral service for two friends killed Thursday night in a car wreck on Sunbeam Road will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at Shiloh Baptist Church in Boykins.

The two Southampton High School graduates, Kyle Jones, 18, of Boykins, and William Edward &uot;Billy&uot; Drake Jr., 19, of Franklin, died at the scene of the 10:30 p.m. accident, according to Virginia State Police Trooper S.W.


The Rev. Curtis Mitchell will officiate Wednesday’s service. The Rev. Charles R. Worth will deliver the eulogy. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Immediately after the burial, a repast will be held at the Boykins Fire Station.

Johnson said Jones was driving his mother’s four-door 2002 Volkswagen Jetta on Sunbeam Road when he apparently lost control of the car after rounding a curve. He then ran off the left side of the road and struck a tree, impacting on the passenger side, between the front and rear doors.