Lawrence Rainey



Age: 79


Summary: tobacco-chewing sheriff of Neshoba County, Mississippi during the arrest and murder of three civil rights workers in June 1964 who was charge and acquitted of conspiracy in the case, which was chronicled in the movie Mississippi Burning (Rainey's character was portrayed by Gailard Sartain).



Cause of Death: Throat cancer


Born: March 2, 1923


Died: November 8, 2002


Location: Meridian, Missisippi