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Juan Cantrell Middleton

March 29, 1972 – Nov. 2, 2012

KIRBY — Services for Juan Cantrell Middleton, 40, of Bude, who died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, in Bude, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Kirby with Dr. Steven Harrison officiating.

Burial will follow at Old Sixteen Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Saturday at the church.

Mr. Middleton was born March 29, 1972, in Bude, the son of Leslie Middleton Hickingbottom and Albert Brown. He was a state amateur boxing champion in the 90s and boxed as a middle-weight out of the Bude Boxing Club. He was encouraged by a professional boxing manager from Biloxi to turn pro.

Mr. Middleton was preceded in death by his father; companion, Felicia Anderson-Ford; and two brothers, Andrew Brown and Charles Hickingbottom.

Survivors include his mother of Bude; eight sisters, Connie Hickingbottom and her companion, Hosea, Edna Champion and husband, John, Shanna Butler and husband, Leroy, Vondia Harris and husband, Ralph, JoAnn Wilson and husband, James, Bessie Bonds and husband, the Rev. Luther Bonds, Annette Walker and husband, David, all of Meadville, and Peggy Ann Wyatt and husband, Jerronomore, of Roxie; nine brothers, Joe Louis Hickingbottom, Larry Hickingbottom, Patrick Hickingbottom, Sedrick Middleton and wife, Sharon, Demechery Hickingbottom, all of Bude, Joe Willie Brown and wife, Glenda, of Los Angeles, J.D. Brown and wife, Katie Jean, of Meadville, David Brown and wife, Hope, of Monroe and Chester Brown Sr. and wife, Sharon, of Los Angeles; two special children, Billie Ford and Tamesha Anderson; one special granddaughter, Shy’Younna Brown, all of Roxie; and a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.