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Carrie Lee Laird

A memorial service for Carrie Lee Laird, of Jackson, will beheld at a later date. Riles Funeral Home in Vicksburg is in chargeof arrangements.

Ms. Laird, 64, died Dec. 20, 2008, at her residence. She wasborn in Vicksburg on June 9, 1944, to Frank Herman Bliss and JuliaRussell Bliss.

She was a longtime resident of Jackson. Ms. Laird was a graduateof Jett High School and attended Hinds Junior College. She was aretired state field office director for Sen. Thad Cochran.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and a sister, LucyBliss Coleman.

Survivors are her sisters, Barbara Bliss Quirk, of Vicksburg,and Frances Bliss Brown, of Muscle Shoals, Ala.; her nephews,Michael Robinson, of Vicksburg, James Russell Brown, of MuscleShoals, David Cameron Brown, of Athens, Ala., and Matthew GlennColeman, of Brookhaven; and a niece, Sylvia Quirk Brown, ofVicksburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Stew PotCommunity Service, 1100 West Capitol, Jackson, Miss.