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Memorial services held for USM's Polk, Ragsdale

Two memorial services were held Saturday for longtime USM professors Dr. Noel Polk (left) and Dr. Dana Ragsdale. Two memorial services were held Saturday for longtime USM professors Dr. Noel Polk (left) and Dr. Dana Ragsdale.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Memorial services were held in Hattiesburg Saturday for two prominent Southern Miss educators who passed away this month. At the Thad Cochran Center, a service was held to remember Dr. Noel Polk, professor emeritus of English who died Tuesday at the age of 69.

Polk, a Picayune native, was a member of the Dept. of English faculty from 1977 to 2004.

He was an expert on the work of Nobel Prize-winning Mississippi author William Faulkner. 

Saturday morning, another service was held at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension in memory of Professor Emeritus Dr. Dana Ragsdale, who was a member of the School of Music faculty from 1974 to 2010.

She died on Aug. 1.

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