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Triggs, business and civic leader, dies at 85

CLINTON — Gene A. Triggs, a business and civic leader in Mississippi, has died. He was 85.

Officials with Lakewood Memorial Funeral Home-Jackson say Triggs died Sunday in Jackson. The cause of death was not released. Services were today at First Baptist Church-Clinton with burial in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery in Hattiesburg.

In 1963, Triggs managed Paul Johnson’s campaign for governor and served as executive director of the State Agriculture and Industrial Board. He managed William Winter’s campaign for governor in 1967.

He then joined Mississippi Chemical Corporation in Yazoo City where he worked until his retirement in 1993.

Triggs was among leaders of Mississippi AHEAD, a group that pushed for a statewide four-lane road construction program.

Survivors include his wife, Robbie; a son, a daughter, three grandchildren and a sister.


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