Jackson County Releases Names Of Nine Victims

Officials on Friday said there are now 156 confirmed deaths from Hurricane Katrina in south Mississippi. Here's how the number break down:

Hancock County: 45
Harrison County: 83
Jackson County: 10
Pearl River County: 17
Stone County: 1
George County: 0

Jackson County is the only county releasing any names at this point. They are as follows:

  • Lee Esther Brantly, 77 of St. Martin
  • Malcolm Blackwood, mid 50s of Pascagoula
  • Janet Lynn, 92 of Ocean Springs
  • James Hyre, 83 & his wife Shamsi Hyre, 75 both of Ocean Springs
  • Linda Allen deSilvey, 57 and her daughter Donna deSilvey, 35
  • Nadine Allen Gifford, 79 and her husband Edward "Ted" Gifford, 79

No other names will be released until the victims' families are notified.