October 9, 2018
Ethan Blake Persons, age 21, of Columbus, MS, passed away Sunday, October 7, 2018. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Columbus, MS. A funeral service will follow on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 11:00 AM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with Bro. Wayne Hill officiating and Bro. Trent Jourdon assisting. Interment will be at Mt. Zion Baptist Cemetery with Lowndes Funeral Home directing. Ethan was born on December 3, 1996, in Starkville, MS, to Charlie Persons and Pam Johns. He was a former member of the Mississippi National Guard. He was currently employed by Asplundh. Ethan enjoyed hunting, building and riding 4 wheelers and playing soccer. He was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Janie Persons and Peggy “Nana” Dickerson. Ethan is survived by his wife, Alexa Junkin Persons of Columbus, MS; father, Charlie Persons of Shuqualak, MS; mother, Pam Johns of Louisville, MS; sisters, Courtney Campbell of Cullman, AL, Caitlin Mitchell of Grenada, MS and Hannah Robinson of Louisville, MS; and his brother, Luke Nowell of Louisville, MS; grandfather, Gene Persons; nieces and nephews, Gracie and Kagen Mitchell, Melia McNatt and Ava Claire Campbell and Kelly, Brayden, Cameron and Gabby Robinson. Pallbearers will be Sloan Atkins, Ethan Edwards, Drake Griffin, Anthony Brewer, Tyler Holman, Jeremy Ward and Andy Adkins. Honorary pallbearers will be Mississippi National Guard 155th Art. Brg., Luke Nowell and Justin Lloyd. Memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.