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May 25 1984 - August 13 2006
University student killed after hit by truck
By SARA PAUFF
Published , August 16, 2006, 06:00:01 AM EDT
Jenni Mayberry - The Red & Black
A University senior was killed early Sunday morning in a Florida town after being hit by a truck driven by a friend who had been drinking.
Reggie Cleve Bostick Jr., 22-year-old agribusiness major from Camilla, was vacationing in Mexico Beach, Fla. with Carl Phelps, a 22 year-old Georgia Southern University student also from Camilla.
Phelps was returning to the house at 1003 Hwy 98 at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning when the Ford F-350 he was driving struck and killed Bostick in the driveway, according to a Mexico Beach Department of Public Safety news release.
Capt. John Murnan, interim chief of the Mexico Beach Police Department, said there were two other people at the house, but the department is only investigating Phelps.
“He is the prime suspect,” Murnan said.
Phelps was released Monday from the Mexico Beach jail on a $2500 conditional release bond. An arraignment date has not been set.
Murnan said he would not know if Bostick had been drinking until the medical examiners report came out. An autopsy was performed Monday, but the report will be not available for 8 to 10 weeks, according to the Bay County Medical Examiners office.
A memorial service will be held today at 11 a.m. at Hopeful Baptist Church in Hopeful, Ga., for the fifth-year senior and member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity.
Fraternity brother Will Curry said Bostick enjoyed golfing and hunting and was extremely involved in Kappa Alpha.
“He had a smiling personality and a caring demeanor,” said Curry, a senior from Dublin. “He will be greatly missed. Our prayers go out to his family and friends,” Curry said.
According to his Web site (cleve.myweb.uga.edu), Bostick, known as Cleve to his friends, also enjoyed sports, particularly baseball, and wanted to be a farmer when he left school.
“I never met anyone quite like Cleve,” said Branford Thompson, a member of Kappa Alpha. “Everyone got along with him.”
Curry said the fraternity has talked to the family about working on a memorial or scholarship fund. Thompson said they would have a better grasp of what to do next week.
“He was always happy,” said Thompson, a fifth-year senior from Glennville. “He had a ton of really good friends.”
PELHAM — Reggie "Cleve" Bostick Jr., 22, of 611 GA Hwy 97, Camilla (Hopeful Community), died Sunday, August 13, 2006, in Mexico Beach, Fla.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hopeful Baptist Church with interment in Hopeful Cemetery. Dr. Dean Register, Dr. Harris Malcom and the Rev. Ronnie Kinsaul will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Joseph Rackley, David Griner, Clay Powell, Mark Adams, Daniel Morell, Matt Lane and David Phelps.
Born May 25, 1984 in Albany, GA, to Reggie and Jenny Bostick, Mr. Bostick graduated from Westwood High School in 2002. He was a farmer and a student at the University of Georgia where he was a member of KA fraternity. He was a member of Hopeful Baptist Church.
Survivors include his parents, Reggie and Jenny Bostick of Camilla; sister, Kiley Bostick of New York; paternal grandmother, Dera Mae Bostick of Hopeful; maternal grandparents, Tim and Derene Giddens of Adel.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Pete Bostick.
Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Covey Rise Plantation, (3929 River Road, Camilla, GA) in the Hopeful Community.
In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer contributions be made to the Cleve Bostick Scholarship Fund c/o Bank of Camilla, P.O. Box 111, Camilla, GA 31730.
To share your deepest sympathies and fondest memories, sign the online register book at www.jamerson-braswell.com.
UGA student killed when struck by car
22-year-old dies while vacationing in Florida
By Rebecca K. Quigley | email@example.com | Story
updated at 11:55 PM on Tuesday, August 15, 2006
A University of Georgia agribusiness senior and member of Kappa Alpha fraternity died in a Florida town early Sunday morning when he was hit by a car driven by a hometown friend who had been drinking and driving, according to Florida police.
Reggie "Cleve" Bostick Jr., 22, of Camilla, was vacationing with hometown friends in Mexico Beach, Fla. over the weekend, said Kappa Alpha adviser Mark Cross.
Carl D. Phelps, 22, was returning to the house at 1:30 a.m. where the young men were staying and struck and killed Bostick, who was standing in the driveway, according to a Mexico Beach Department of Public Safety news release.
The case remains under investigation, but police arrested Phelps for DUI manslaughter, according to the release.
According to his Web site, cleve.myweb.uga.edu, Bostick enjoyed hunting, fishing and sports. He was especially fond of the Atlanta Braves, and rooted for the Bulldogs and the Atlanta Falcons.
"Other than sports, school is a big part of my life as well," he wrote.
"This being my fourth year here at UGA, a lot of my life revolves around school."
Bostick grew up helping out on his father's farm in Mitchell County where his father grew cotton and peanuts and raised chickens; he planned to go into farming after graduation, according to his Web site.
Bostick was a "genuine" person who was "well respected by everybody," Cross said.
Most of Bostick's friends at UGA have graduated - Bostick would have begun his fifth year at UGA on Wednesday - so the fraternity is not sure if it will have a memorial service, he said.
Survivors include his parents, Reggie and Jenny Bostick of Camilla, and a sister, Kiley Bostick of New York.
The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. today at Covey Rise Plantation, 3929 River Road in Camilla.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Hopeful Baptist Church in Camilla with burial in Hopeful Baptist Cemetery.
Published in the Athens Banner-Herald on 081506
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