Dearman remembered for pursuit of justice

March 1, 2017 in News

Stanley Dearman, left, in 2004 with Carolyn Goodman, the mother of one of the three civil rights workers murdered by a Ku Klux Klan mob on June 21, 1964.

Stanley Dearman, left, in 2004 with Carolyn Goodman, the mother of one of the three civil rights workers murdered by a Ku Klux Klan mob on June 21, 1964.

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) – The longtime editor of the Neshoba Democrat is being remembered as a man who pursued truth and justice during more than three decades at the newspaper’s helm.

Funeral services were held Tuesday in Philadelphia for 84-year-old Stanley Dearman. He died Saturday in Florida.

Dearman edited the Democrat for 34 years, longer than any of his predecessors, selling the newspaper in August 2000.

In a eulogy, James E. Prince III, the current editor and publisher, talked of Dearman’s fight for justice following the murders of three young civil rights workers registering blacks to vote in 1964.