Mississippi 2014 deaths: Former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley among state notables who died this year

December 31, 2014 in News, Obituaries

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — A former Miss America, a former White House spokesman and a Jackson mayor who had a high-profile legal career before taking office were among the notable […]

Actor, TV host Gary Collins dies at 74 in Miss.

October 15, 2012 in Entertainment, National Entertainment, News, Obituaries, Statewide News

Gary Collins, an actor, television show host and former master of ceremonies for the Miss America Pageant, died Saturday, authorities said. He was 74.

Collins, a resident of Biloxi, Miss., died of natural causes just before 1 a.m. Saturday after he was admitted Friday evening to Biloxi Regional Medical Center, according to Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove.