Welford to be buried Monday

LUCEDALE, MS (WDAM) - Funeral services for George County Sheriff Garry Welford will be held Monday in his hometown of Lucedale. Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. at Shady Grove Baptist Church with burial to follow at the church cemetery.

Welford was killed Wednesday in a hit and run incident when he was struck by a pick-up truck while throwing down a tire puncturing strip.

18-year-old Brandi Williams, the driver of the truck, and 24-year-old Chris Baxter were arrested after an all night search and charged with capital murder.

Chief Deputy Tony Keel was named interim sheriff today and supervisors say they will appoint an interim sheriff next week to serve the remainder of Welford's term.

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