Fallen Hattiesburg soldier to return home Friday

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The body of a Hattiesburg soldier killed in Iraq will be returned home tomorrow.

A military plane carrying the body of Army Sgt. Anthony Magee, 29, is expected to arrive at the Hattiesburg-Laurel regional airport at 7:22 a.m. Friday.

The route to the funeral home is as follows:

  • I-59 S to Evelyn Gandy Parkway
  • Evelyn Gandy Parkway to Glendale Ave.
  • Glendale Ave. to Hwy 42 bypass
  • 42 bypass to Providence St.
  • Providence St. to West 7th St.
  • W. 7th to North St.
  • North St. to W. 4th St.
  • 4th St. to Stadium Dr.
  • Stadium Dr. to Miller St/.
  • Miller St. to Hutchinson
  • Hutchinson St. to Hardy St.
  • Hardy St. to 2nd Ave.
  • 2nd Ave. to Southern Ave.
  • Southern Ave. to Bay St.
  • Bay St. to Hall (Arrive at Hall's-Fairley Mortuary)

Magee graduated from Hattiesburg High in 1999.

Magee died last week from injuries he received nearly two weeks ago when a missile struck his barracks.

Visitation for Magee will be held Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Hall's Mortuary in Hattiesburg with the funeral scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Shady Grove Baptist Church.

Magee will be buried with full military honors at Venia Park Cemetery on Highway 84 west in Collins.

Thursday night, classmates will hold a candlelight vigil at the home of Magee's parents, Tony and Patricia Davis, at 145 Courtland Drive in the Trace Subdivision of Lamar County.

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