Posts Tagged ‘obituary’

Ex-state legislator, son die in automobile accident

JACKSON — Former Mississippi lawmaker Jay Disharoon and son, Jamie, died this week in a fatal accident on Interstate 20 in Jackson. Memorial services were held for the two Saturday in Jackson. The Highway Patrol says the 65-year-old Disharoon and his 27-year-old son died Tuesday when their car ran off the highway and crashed into […] [...]

Ex-mayor, businessman Chain dies at 84

HATTIESBURG — Former Hattiesburg mayor and businessman Bobby Lee Chain has died. He was 84. He died of cancer about 5:15 a.m. yesterday at Forrest General Hospital, his wife, Betty Chain, said. He was mayor from 1980 to 1986. The city’s airport and the technology building at the University of Southern Mississippi are named for […] [...]

Self, Cal-Maine executive, dies at 84

JACKSON — Jack B. Self, a long-time executive with Cal-Maine Foods Inc., has died. He was 84. Self served as the company’s vice president of operations-production, and had been an employee of Cal-Maine Foods since 1968. Dolph Baker, chairman, president and CEO of Cal-Maine, said, “All of us at Cal-Maine Foods are deeply saddened by […] [...]

Speakes, former Reagan press secretary, dies at Delta home

CLEVELAND — Larry Speakes, a native of Merigold and press secretary for President Ronald Reagan (1981-1987), died Jan. 10 at his home in Cleveland. Speakes began his long career in the newspaper business after graduating from the University of Mississippi. He served as editor of the Oxford Eagle in 1961 and as managing editor of the […] [...]

Retired circuit judge dies of illness at 73

by Published: January 3,2014

Tags: bench, court, death, law, legal, Mike Smith, obituary

SUMMIT — Mike Smith of Summit, a retired circuit judge in south Mississippi, has died after a long illness. He was 73. The Administrative Office of Courts says Smith died Wednesday at Franklin County Hospital in Meadville. Services are 11 a.m. today at Hartman-Sharkey Funeral Home in McComb, with burial in Union Church cemetery in […] [...]

Allain to lie in repose at Capital Friday; funeral Saturday in Natchez

JACKSON — A memorial service for former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain will be held Friday at the state Capitol in Jackson, and the funeral will be Saturday in Natchez. Allain, a Democrat, was governor from January 1984 to January 1988, after serving one term as attorney general. He was known for strengthening the executive branch […] [...]

Williams, Big Tobacco whistleblower, dies at age 72

OCEAN SPRINGS — Merrell Williams Jr., a one-time Kentucky paralegal who took on Big Tobacco as a whistleblower who leaked internal documents exposing health risks and the addictiveness of cigarettes, has died in Mississippi, decades after he joined the fight that forever changed perceptions of smoking. Williams died last week of a heart attack in […] [...]

Memorial service to be held for late Hollandale mayor

HOLLANDALE — A memorial service is scheduled for tomorrow for Hollandale Mayor Melvin Willis Sr., who died Saturday after a battle with cancer. He was 65. City clerk Helen Johnson says Willis had taken medical leave Nov. 1. She says after being diagnosed with cancer, Willis was admitted to Anderson Medical Center in Meridian on […] [...]

Former college president Cleland dies at age 95

JACKSON — Howard J. Cleland, who served as president of Belhaven College for 17 years, has died at the age of 95. Officials with Wright and Ferguson Funeral Home say Cleland died Sunday. The cause of death was not released. Graveside services will be held at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow at Parkway Memorial Cemetery, followed by […] [...]

Former corrections commissioner Cabana dies at 67

HATTIESBURG — Donald A. Cabana, who ran the state penitentiary at Parchman and wrote about his experiences with death row inmates, has died. He was 67. Mississippi corrections officials say Cabana died yesterday at Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg after a long illness. Funeral services are pending. Cabana spent 40 years in corrections including stints […] [...]

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