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Co-Lin remembers Mitch Deaver

mitchdeaverJune 4, 2015

WESSON – The Mississippi Association of Community Colleges (MACJC) suffered a great blow on Tuesday, June 2 when longtime Pearl River sports information director Mitch Deaver passed away. Deaver was considered among his peers to be one of the most talented photographers in the state. Copiah-Lincoln sports information director Natalie Davis remembers how Deaver would often go out of his way to provide photographs for his contemporaries at community colleges around the state.

"Mitch was an extraordinary photographer. When we hosted a playoff or state tournament game, no matter if Pearl River was playing, he would call and say 'Nat, OK if I come and take some photos,’” said Davis. “I'm going to miss his sense of humor, his friendship, but most of all answering my phone and hearing 'Hey Nat.'”

“The thing I’ll remember most about Mitch is that vest he wore. No matter where you saw him or what he was doing, he was wearing a photographer’s vest. He was always working,” said Co-Lin assistant SID Cliff Furr.  

Deaver graduated from Purvis High School in 1971 and then from Pearl River. He worked for a number of years at newspapers in Lamar and Pearl River counties and began working at Pearl River in 1996.

He is survived by a brother, Mac Deaver of Madison; three sisters, Michele Slade of Purvis, Melissa Bourn of Columbia and Melanie Hanlin of Jackson; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home in Purvis. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Hulett-Winstead's Purvis chapel. Burial will be at Slade Cemetery in Purvis.

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