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Freda Stein, of Stein Mart fame, dies in Florida

August 24th, 2009

For more than 50 years, the Stein family was royalty in Greenville and throughout Mississippi.

The Stein Mart stores eventually became a staple of life throughout the South.

On Saturday, Freda Grundfest Stein, died at her home in Jacksonville, Fla. Stein was 96 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Hebrew Union Temple in Greenville, with the burial following in the Jewish Cemetery.

Most of the Stein family has long left Mississippi with the corporate headquarters now in Jacksonville with Fred’a son, Jay still the CEO. And even the original Stein Mart has been torn down in recent years in downtown Greenville. However a Stein Mart still remains in the River City as well as in many cities throughout Mississippi.

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