Cody Ashton Jenkins
Birth: August 30, 2000
Death: July 27, 2016
Cody Ashton Jenkins, a resident of Newville, died Wednesday afternoon, July 27, 2016, at his home. He was 15.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 P.M. Saturday, July 30, 2016, in the Holman-Headland Mortuary Chapel with Reverend Don Clark and Reverend Danny Bynum officiating. Burial will follow in the Concord Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 until 3:00 P.M. Saturday at the mortuary in Headland.
Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to the Rainbow Meadows “Youth Group”, 3480 Napier Field Road, Dothan, AL. 36303.
Cody Jenkins was a native of the Concord community and also formerly lived in Virginia Beach, Virginia before returning to Henry County in 2012. He was a member of the Junior Class of Headland High School where he received two Presidential Awards for academic excellence. Cody attended the National Science and Technology Leadership Congress in Boston, Massachusetts and was a member of the Torch & Laurel National Honor Society. During football season, he served as the video recorder for the Headland High School football team. Cody was a member of the Concord Baptist Church and attended Rainbow Meadows Baptist Church in Dothan.
Surviving relatives include his mother, Lydia Mulkey Gordon and step-father, Jay Deneil Gordon, Newville; his father, Richard Jenkins and step-mother, Jamie Jenkins, Taylor, Alabama; grandparents, James and Lillian Mulkey, Newville; Sara Hodges, Headland; Dee Gordon, Newville; three step-sisters, Jenissa Gordon, Brunswick, GA; Gracie Adkinson, and Mary Morgan Adkinson, both of Taylor, AL; three step-brothers, Benjamin Gordon and Christopher Gordon, both of Brunswick, GA; and Pack Adkinson, Taylor, AL; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Serving as active pallbearers will be Richard Campbell, Buford Kimbrel, Jerrad Bryant, Grady Bryant, Jerry Deal and Scott Chatham. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be the Rainbow Meadows Youth Group and the Headland High School Football Team.
By Nicholas Phillips - Jul 28, 2016
15 Year Old Is Killed In An Accident Near His Home
NEWVILLE, AL (WTVY) The Jenkins family will never be the same as their 15 year old son was killed Wednesday, in a violent collision.
"It's very tragic seeing the family living right next door. it's a close knit community. he lived right next to his grandmother and he would be been 16 in a couple of days", said A.L.E.A. Troooper Kevin Cook.
Cody Jenkins was just taking out the trash, “bringing in some trash cans” as Cook put it when he was hit and flung approximately 150 feet away by a Chevrolet Impala. He was killed as a result of 27 year old Jeremey Carruthers of Abbeville, swerving, along County Road 73 in Newville.
"In this community that we live in everybody knows everybody. you may not know them personally but you know their parents or know their grandparents", said Derek Wright, the Coroner who was on the scene.
Wright went on to mention that Jenkins’ grandfather actually use to work for Fire and Rescue and they’ve worked together on a number of cases. Jenkins said he didn’t know Jenkins’ grandson, personally but he has children that did. In a small community everyone knows everyone. But still Wright said the teens grandfather never imagined he’d have another scene, just this time would be for a relative.
"That’s what the granddaddy was telling me. he said i've. said as many times as we've worked wrecks and said i never thought I’d be here in my own front yard and be my own grandson”, said Wright.
For Carruthers, he was not injured on the scene after also hitting two other cars and not coming to a stop until he hit an electric pole. He is charged with murder and is currently being held at the Henry county jail. His blood was drawn, to see if he was under the influence.
Source: View WTVY.com Article
August 31, 2017:
Cody had a kind word for all and was the child any mother would like to have. He was selfless, loving, smart, and funny. He had so few years but still taught so many people lessons in love, confidence and friendship! The pain of losing him is felt everyday! I love and miss my Coco Bean!