Arrangements Set For Park Stevens

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July 4, 2013

COLUMBUS, Miss. -- Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 6, for Park Stevens, 20, of Columbus, Miss., a member of the Ole Miss football team.

Services for Stevens, who passed away Wednesday, July 3, will be held at 1:30 p.m. CT at Mt Vernon Church at 200 Mt Vernon Road in Columbus. Park's Rebel teammates and coaches will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The funeral will be preceded by visitation from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., also at Mt Vernon Church.

“Our team is hurting with the loss of Park,” said Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze. “He was a tremendous young man that was loved by his teammates and coaches, and Rebel Nation will never forget him. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Stevens’ family, his friends, our team and all those he touched during his life.”

Stevens transferred to Ole Miss in January and joined the football team for 2013 spring drills. He arrived in Oxford after two seasons at East Central Community College in Decatur, Miss., where he redshirted in 2011 and started at right guard in 2012.

Stevens is a 2010 graduate of New Hope High School, where he started on the offensive line for the first time as a senior and helped the team reach the second round of the 5A state playoffs. He participated in the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl and the Mississippi-Louisiana All-Star game following his senior season

Stevens spent his sophomore and junior seasons at Oak Hill Academy and started at defensive tackle.

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