From the Calrion Ledger, Jackson, Mississippi
January 13, 2005
Laurel G. Weir
Laurel G. Weir, 76, an attorney died Wednesday, January 12, 2005, at Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian. Visitation is 4-8 p.m. today at McClain-Hays Funeral Home. Services are 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of the funeral home with burial in Eastlawn Cemetery. Dr. Dan Howard is officiating.
Mr. Weir was born in Walnut Grove, Leake County, Mississippi in 1928 and spent most of his life in Neshoba County, MS. He was a graduate of Philadelphia High School, Philadelphia, MS and furthered in education at East Central Junior College and received his law degree from Jackson School of Law. Upon receiving his law degree, he was the youngest attorney admitted to the Mississippi State Bar Association at the age of 21. He was a licensed and practicing attorney for 55 years, practicing in Neshoba County and throughout the state of Mississippi. He was a member of the Neshoba County Bar Association, the Mississippi Bar Association, and American Bar Association. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. He was a member of the Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association. Early in his career he served as County Attorney, and was of counsel for the Neshoba County School Board and Neshoba County Hospital.
He was a member of First Baptist Church, Philadelphia, MS, where he taught Sunday School for many years. He was a Master Mason, Shriner, member of Order of the Eastern Star, and Woodmen of the World. He continued to attend Sunday School through the Outreach Sunday School Class (a/k/a Golfer's Sunday School Class) at First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Thomas Weir and Dollie Ball Weir; sisters, Elizabeth Clay, Lou Ella Moore and Rosie Herring; brothers, William Thomas Weir Jr., Jerry Lee Weir and Robert Weir. He is survived by his sister, Alice Weir Lovorn of Philadelphia, MS.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ouida Mae Herring Weir and six children, Laurel Thomas Weir (Joyce), William Gill Weir (Stacie), Melissa Burnett, Stephanie Partridge (Mike), all of Philadelphia, MS and Susan Clark Cook (William) of Vestavia Hills, Al and Sandra Barrett of Ocala, FL. He leaves 15 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Brian Weir, Chad Clark, Riley Clark, Tyler Burnett, Josh Moore, Curtis Moore, Frank Moore and Bill Lovorn. Honorary pallbearers will be the Golfer's Sunday School Class of First Baptist Church and members of the Neshoba County Bar Association.
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