Wife of Mississippi federal judge dies

Arnita Wingate, the wife of longtime U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate, has died at a Jackson hospital.
Mrs. Wingate died from complications of cancer Tuesday at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson.
The judge's office said Tuesday that funeral arrangements are pending.
Judge Wingate and his wife were married 34 years. Wingate says he first met Arnita when she was 12 years old. They lived in the same Jackson neighborhood as children.

Mrs. Wingate taught in the Clinton Public School System for 29 years before retiring due to her illness.