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George Co. Sheriff's funeral is set for Monday

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GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - Funeral services for a George County Sheriff will be held Monday in his hometown of Lucedale.

Garry Welford died Wednesday after he was struck by a pickup truck while throwing down a tire puncturing strip.

Eighteen-year-old Brandi Williams, the driver of the truck, and 24-year-old Chris Baxter were arrested Thursday after an all night search.

Each suspect is charged with capital murder.

Chief Deputy Tony Keel was named interim sheriff yesterday.

Supervisors say they will appoint a sheriff next week to serve the remainder of Welford's term.

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