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Statement from the family of Former...

Statement from the family of Former Governor Bill Allain

By: Magnolia Tribune - December 3, 2013

Today we mourn the passing of our beloved brother and uncle Bill Allain. Bill loved the State of Mississippi and spent his life as public servant defending and representing the people of Mississippi as Assistant Attorney General and later as Attorney General. He represented the consumers of Mississippi and advocated for the average Mississippian.

As Governor he continued to represent all Mississippians and his administration was inclusive of all people: black and white, male and female, Catholic and Protestant, rich and poor. He never forgot his upbringing and his strong Catholic faith. He was able to forge a coalition in the Legislature to work for the common good and in victory or defeat he was able to forgive and be tolerant of those with differing points of view. We as his family thank the people of Mississippi for choosing him as Attorney General in 1979 and for electing him Governor in 1983. Bill always served with honor, integrity and distinction. His Catholic faith and servant hood was the driving force in his life and career.

Arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced when available. Sebrell Funeral Home in Ridgeland, Mississippi is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:

Stewpot Community Service
845 W. Amite Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39203

The Salvation Army
P. O. Box 31954
Jackson, Mississippi 39286-1954

St. Mary’s Catholic Basilica
107 S. Union Street
Natchez, Mississippi 39120

*Or charity of choice.

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