Former Lieutenant Governor Dies in Ridgeland

RIDGELAND, MS (Ben Caxton) — Mississippi’s longest-serving lieutenant governor has died. Brad Dye passed away Sunday in Ridgeland from respiratory failure; he was 84. A conservative Democrat, Dye was elected Lieutenant Governor in 1979 and held the post until 1992. He supported the landmark 1987 four-lane highway expansion, the state’s universities and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dye is survived by his wife and three sons. Funeral services will be held Thursday at Christ United Methodist Church in Jackson.


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