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