Two die in separate wrecks this week 8/8/2014

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 8, 2014

Two die in separate wrecks this week


Panola County Coroner Gracie Grant-Gulledge said that William Clayton “Pee Wee” Johnson, 82, 233 Pollard Street, Batesville was killed Tuesday morning in a multi-vehicle crash on I-55 south of Pope.

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Johnson’s death was the second motor vehicle fatality in Panola County in less than 24 hours.

Marty Sharp, 55, 109 Faith Drive, Batesville was killed Wednesday evening around 8 p.m. in a single-vehicle crash on Brewer Road.

Johnson worked as a bailiff for the Panola County Sheriff’s Dept. When not working, he was fishing and is believed to have been en route to fish Tuesday morning.

Sharp was a musician and cancer survivor who also cared for his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Sharp.