Walt Cartier, former Forrest County school superintendent, dies

A former superintendent of the Forrest County school district has died.

Walt Cartier worked his way up from janitor, bus driver, teacher, principal and five-term superintendent of the district.  Cartier also served in the U.S. Navy during World War II – and graduated from Southern Miss.

Surviving relatives include his wife Joyce, two sisters, a niece and nephew.  In lieu of flowers the family requests monetary donations to Central Baptist Church's missions.  Walt Cartier was 84.

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