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Former House member Bowles dies at 78

HOUSTON — William Eugene “Billy” Bowles, who served 20 years in the Mississippi House of Representatives and ran Bowles Grocery for 34 years, has died. He was 78. Officials with Houston Funeral Home said today Bowles died yesterday at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. Services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Houston First United Methodist Church in Houston. Bowles, ...

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Ex-gaming commissioner Harvey dies in Jackson

JACKSON — Retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Paul A. Harvey of Madison, who oversaw Mississippi’s casino industry during the early 1990s as the first executive director of the state Gaming Commission, died yesterday at Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson. He was 75. Harvey died after a brief illness, said his son, Air Force Col. James Paul Harvey. The family ...

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Former state Sen. Lee dies of cancer at age 74

PICAYUNE — Former state Sen. Ezell Lee of Picayune died today after battling cancer, according to a Senate staff member who had spoken with his family. Lee was 74. He served in the Mississippi House from 1988 to 1992, then in the state Senate from 1992 until January 2012. Lee served most of his career as a Democrat, and switched ...

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Former Meridian Mayor Rosenbaum dies at home

MERIDIAN — A memorial service is scheduled Friday for former Meridian Mayor I.A. “Al” Rosenbaum, a community leader and businessman who worked tirelessly to bring new industry to east Mississippi. In a statement, the family said Rosenbaum died Saturday of natural causes at his Meridian home. He was 92. The family said a memorial service would be held at the ...

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