Former Mississippi House Speaker Billy Mccoy Passes

TUPELO, MS (Ben Caxton) — A former Speaker of the Mississippi House has passed away. Billy McCoy was first elected in 1979 and served 28 years as a state representative. He was speaker from January 2004 until January 2012. McCoy was hospitalized in Tupelo for nearly two weeks due to illness. He died Tuesday at the age of 77. Funeral services will be held tomorrow.


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