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Former Credit Union President, Mayor's Father, Pete Avara Dies

Jackson County lost one of its long-time community leaders Monday. W.T. "Pete" Avara Jr. died from Chronic Lung Disease.

Avara served as the President and CEO of Navigator Credit Union for more than 40 years. He's also well-known as the father of Pascagoula Mayor Matthew Avara.

Visitation for Avara will be held Tuesday from 5 to 8pm at Heritage Funeral Home on Highway 63 in Moss Point. Funeral services will be on Wednesday at Dantzler Memorial First United Methodist Church at 11 am.

All of Jackson County's Navigator Credit Union branches will be closed from 10:30am to 12:30 pm in observance of Avara's funeral.

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