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Malachi Lane Kyles, 11, of Waltonville, Illinois passed away at 4:26 P.M. Saturday, October 29, 2016 at Herrin Hospital in Herrin, Illinois. He was born Wednesday, April 6, 2005 in Mount Vernon, Illinois to parents, Shelia (Bell) Kyles and Andrew Kyles.
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Newell Funeral Home with Reverend Robin Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
A Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, November 4, 2016 at Newell Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
Malachi Kyles is survived by his father and stepmother: Andrew Kyles and wife Brandy of Mount Vernon, Illinois, mother: Shelia Kyles of Waltonville, Illinois, brother: Lukus Kyles, half-brother: Kaiden Kyles, stepbrother: Luke Stamper, sister: Savannah Kyles, stepsister: Addison Stamper, half-sister: Kendall Bell, paternal grandfather: Richard Kyles III of Tyler, Texas, paternal grandmother: Martha Currie of Mount Vernon, Illinois, maternal grandfather: Mike Bell of Centralia, Illinois, maternal grandmother: Donna McGehee and husband Gary of Mount Vernon, Illinois, maternal great grandmothers: Norma Saale and Victoria Woodward, paternal great grandparents: Loretta and Robert Nelson and Richard Kyles, Jr. and wife Sevie, maternal aunts: Brittany and Brianna McGehee; paternal uncle and aunt: Richard Kyles IV and Caitlynn Currie. Several great aunts, great uncles, cousins, and step-great grandparents also survive.
His maternal great grandfathers: Don Saale and Philip Woodward preceded him in death.
Malachi was a sixth grade student at Casey Middle School in Mount Vernon. He was active in the 4-H, showing rabbits, cats, and dogs and competing in archery and air rifle competitions. He was a 3-D Archery Competition Shooter and loved coon hunting with his black and tan coon dogs and his Papa Gary. He was a bow hunter and loved riding 4-wheelers. He enjoyed playing outdoors with his brother, Lukus, shooting rifles and bows and fishing. He had a talent for working on anything with a motor to see how it worked. Malachi had a love of Six Flags and riding roller coasters. He was a protector, loving big brother, and loved to play pranks. His smile lit up the room.
For those who wish, memorials may be given to the Jefferson County 4-H Foundation and will be accepted at the funeral home or mailed to Newell Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Newell Funeral Home where you may call (618) 246-0100 or visit www.newellfuneralhome.com for further information and to send condolences.
Published on November 1, 2016
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