Hurricane Katrina Memorial service held in Biloxi - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Hurricane Katrina Memorial service held in Biloxi

BILOXI, MS (WLBT) - The names of 170 Mississippi victims of Hurricane Katrina were sandblasted on a memorial Saturday in preparation for Sunday's ceremonies in Biloxi.

It would have been 169 if not for a chance encounter. Dennis Cowart, who designed the memorial, was tasked with compiling a list of the dead and missing. He thought the tally was complete until a former client, Phil McCuien, stopped by his Ocean Springs office in July and mentioned his wife has been missing since the 2005 hurricane.

Now, Jeannette McCuien's name is on the memorial. A complete list of victims may be impossible to compile because some people may never have been reported missing, and may have washed out to sea.

2010 WLBT. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

 

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Jimmy John's to offer $1 subs for Customer Appreciation Day

    Jimmy John's to offer $1 subs for Customer Appreciation Day

    Friday, April 28 2017 11:32 AM EDT2017-04-28 15:32:58 GMT
    Friday, April 28 2017 11:54 AM EDT2017-04-28 15:54:18 GMT

    Some Jimmy John's sandwich shops will be offering a special price Tuesday for the company's Customer Appreciation Day.

    More >>

    Some Jimmy John's sandwich shops will be offering a special price Tuesday for the company's Customer Appreciation Day.

    More >>
  • Police: Pizza Hut robbery was inside job

    Police: Pizza Hut robbery was inside job

    Friday, April 28 2017 11:39 AM EDT2017-04-28 15:39:05 GMT

    The armed robbery of a Pizza Hut restaurant in Gulfport was set up by an employee, police said.

    More >>

    The armed robbery of a Pizza Hut restaurant in Gulfport was set up by an employee, police said.

    More >>
  • Sheriff: Retired MS cop charged with DUI after hitting 5 kids

    Sheriff: Retired MS cop charged with DUI after hitting 5 kids

    Friday, April 28 2017 11:16 AM EDT2017-04-28 15:16:31 GMT
    John Camfield, 48, left the scene and hit a parked car before being apprehended by an off-duty Polk County deputy. (Photo source: Twitter/ABC Action News)John Camfield, 48, left the scene and hit a parked car before being apprehended by an off-duty Polk County deputy. (Photo source: Twitter/ABC Action News)

    Deputies in Polk County, FL arrested an impaired driver on Thursday night for hitting five students at their bus stop. Two of the five students were critically injured. The suspect, John Camfield, is a retired police office from Water Valley, MS. 

    More >>

    Deputies in Polk County, FL arrested an impaired driver on Thursday night for hitting five students at their bus stop. Two of the five students were critically injured. The suspect, John Camfield, is a retired police office from Water Valley, MS. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly