FCHS hosts funeral service for student

WINNSBORO – More than 700 students, friends and family members attended the funeral for a 15-year-old Fairfield Central High School student that was held on Tuesday at the high school.

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Mykel Rodriqus Hampton Beaufort died when the car he was driving collided with another car on Highway 34 near Pine Top Road on Dec. 26, around 5:20 p.m.

“I’ve had the opportunity to get to know Mykel in the Griffin Bow Tie Club,” School Superintendent J. R. Green said. “Two words exemplify Mykel – humble spirit. He was a very respectful young man. His parents did an exceptional job raising him.”

Green said Beaufort was also a member of the band and played football, soccer, basketball and baseball.

“It is very hard to say goodbye to a student. I love every one of them,” FCHS Principal Tracie Swilley said. “Mykel was a model student who exemplified Griffin P.R.I.D.E. in the school, on the court, on the field and in the community. We will miss him terribly and will never forget him.”