Hancock County Community Leader Dies

Hancock County is mourning the loss of a long time civic leader. Leontine DeRocha died Tuesday at the age of 84.

Founding the Hancock County Food Pantry for the needy was among her many contributions to the community. In 1987 she was the recipient of the Hancock County Exchange Club's "Book of Golden Deeds Award".

Visitation will be held Thursday night at Edmond Fahey Funeral Home in Bay St. Louis. Funeral Services will be held Friday.

Family members ask that all memorials be given to the Hancock County Food Pantry.