Matt Kyle, 28

Matthew David Kyle, 28, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at MD Anderson in Houston, Texas.

He was born Oct. 18, 1984, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He earned a B.S. degree in risk management at Mississippi State University. He loved Mississippi State sports, especially Bulldog football. He was an insurance salesman for Woodman of the World. He was a member of the Bethlehem United Methodist Church.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the United Funeral Service chapel with the Rev. Jeff Lawrence and the Rev. Nathan Hodum officiating. Burial was in Pine Grove Cemetery.

He is survived by his parents, Terry and Angie Whiteside of New Albany; sister, Cheri Leutz (Jack) of Dallas, Texas; his maternal grandmother, Bobbie Goolsby of Blue Mountain; and two special uncles, Darrell Goolsby and Allan Goolsby.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Benny Goolsby; his paternal grandparents, James and Fay Whiteside; and his uncle, Allen Whiteside.

Pallbearers were Luke Koon, C.J. Hill, Kyle Floyd, Dustin Bagwell, Will Cornelius, Jimmy Goolsby and Will Evans.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bethlehem United Methodist Church, 1560 CR 81, New Albany, MS 38652.

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