Posts Tagged ‘died’

Rock/R&B songwriter Jackson dies at home of cancer

by Associated Press Published: April 15,2013

Tags: compose, composer, dead, death, died, entertainer, entertainment, music, obituary, song, songwriter

RIDGELAND — Songwriter George Jackson, co-author of “Old Time Rock and Roll” and hundreds of other soul, rock and rhythm and blues tunes, has died. He was 68. Jackson died yesterday morning at his home in Ridgeland, said Thomas Couch Sr., board chairman of Malaco Records. Jackson had been sick with cancer for about a […] [...]

Longtime supervisor/lawmaker Anderson dead at 74

JACKSON — Hinds County Supervisor Doug Anderson has died. Fellow supervisor Robert Graham announced Anderson, 74, died Saturday at St. Dominic Hospital, reports WLBT-TV. Anderson was hospitalized April 3 after reacting unfavorably to medication. He had also been hospitalized in March. In addition to 19 years as a supervisor, Anderson was a state senator for […] [...]

Mother of dead plant worker files lawsuit, seeks damages

GULFPORT — The mother of a 24-year-old man who died last year during a machinery incident at Omega Protein has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company. The suit, filed by Cynthia Hebert, the mother of Christopher Allen Hebert, seeks unspecified damages. The suit was filed April 5 in U.S. District Court in Gulfport. […] [...]

Son wins special election to fill late father’s House seat

EAST MISSISSIPPI — Karl Gibbs will be filling the remaining three years of the House District 36 seat for his late father, Rep. David Gibbs. Complete but unofficial returns show Gibbs received 57 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s special election over Eddie Longstreet. House District 36 includes parts of Clay, Lowndes and Monroe counties. […] [...]

Former tough-talking lawmaker dies on Coast at 79

by Associated Press Published: April 2,2013

Tags: dead, death, died, lawmaker, legislative, legislator, Legislature, obituary, prison, state government

OCEAN SPRINGS — Mack McInnis, a former South Mississippi lawmaker known for his tough talk on prison issues, has died. McInnis’ daughters said their father died in his sleep Sunday. He was 79. McInnis’ memorable statement about a push to make Mississippi prisoners wear striped uniforms made national news in 1994. “We want a prisoner […] [...]

Former lawmaker, long-time spokesman dies at 68

DALEVILLE — Former State Rep. Jerry E. Wilkerson, who served three terms in the Mississippi House and was a spokesman for the propane, petroleum and convenience store associations for 25 years, has died at the age of 68. Officials with Robert Barham Family Funeral Home say Wilkerson died at his home in Daleville on Wednesday. […] [...]

City wants to name bridge for late state lawmaker

HOUSTON — The city of Houston has asked the Legislature to name a local bridge for the late state Rep. Billy Bowles. Bowles served 20 years in the Mississippi House. Bowles died in 2012 at the age of 78. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports aldermen are asking that the Mississippi Highway 15 overpass over […] [...]

State Sen. Harden dies after serving for quarter-century

JACKSON — State Sen. Alice Harden, a Democrat from Jackson who fought for better public and higher education programs, has died. She was 64. Her death was announced today by Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves. Funeral arrangements are pending. Harden had served in the Senate since 1988. She had served as chairman of both the education […] [...]

Longtime Democratic lawmaker Turner dies at 64

WEST POINT — Longtime Democratic Mississippi state Sen. Bennie Turner, a lawyer, champion of public education and respected member of the Legislature, died yesterday. He was 64. Sen. Hob Bryan, a longtime colleague and friend of the legislator, told The Associated Press that Turner died yesterday at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, […] [...]

Noonkester, longtime William Carey president, dies at 88

by Associated Press Published: October 2,2012

Tags: dead, death, died, education, educator, executive, higher education, learning, obituary, President, private college, school

HATTIESBURG — J. Ralph Noonkester, who served as president of William Carey University for 33 years, has died at the age of 88. Officials with Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Hattiesburg say Noonkester died early Monday after a brief illness. The cause of death was not released. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at […] [...]

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