Funeral for Hazel Green football player set for Friday morning

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HAZEL GREEN, Ala. (WHNT) – Friends and family will gather to say their final goodbyes to a beloved member of the Hazel Green community Friday morning.

The funeral for 16-year-old Julian Jones is set for Friday morning. It will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Union Chapel Missionary Baptist Church at 315 Winchester Road in Huntsville.

The Hazel Green football player died Monday morning.

The coroner ruled the cause of death to be suicide.

Jones was a junior defensive end for the Trojans.  South Carolina, Auburn and Mississippi State were among the college programs recruiting Jones.

He was the youngest son of former Alabama A&M University head football coach Anthony Jones.

Thursday night his team played its first game since his passing and pulled off a big win against Huntsville 42 -12.

1 Comment

  • Jeremy Smith

    God rest his soul. God help his family.
    Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.
    We need a “Just say no to Suicide” program in our Junior High and High Schools.
    Suicide is the #3 cause of death among teenage males.
    Our communities have suffered the angst of the death of so many shining young men.
    It’s time to stop this!!!
    Please.. Talk to everyone you know and tell these kids that Suicide’s not the answer and it’s not a romantic, pretty way to leave your family and friends. It’s a nightmare that those left behind NEVER WAKE UP FROM!!

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