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Former MS First Lady who Lived in Mansion and Saved It, dies at 87

JACKSON, Miss. – Former Mississippi First Lady Ava Carroll Overton Waller died Tuesday at a Jackson nursing home losing a long struggle with Alzheimer’s.

Waller was the widow of former Mississippi Governor William L. (Bill) Waller.  He was in office from 1972-1076.  During that time, Mrs. Waller led efforts to restore the Governor’s Mansion, which was in such disrepair that the family moved out in 1971.  “There’s a good possibility the Governor’s Mansion would not exist now, if not for her dedicated restoration work,” said Governor Phil Bryant.  “She was a wonderful First Lady and an example to all others who have followed her.”

Funeral services for Mrs. Waller will be Friday, October 31 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Jackson.  She was 87.

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