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Former Miss Mississippi dies after battle with COVID-19

Miss Mississippi 1984 passed away Thursday.
Miss Mississippi 1984 passed away Thursday.(Special to WLBT)
Published: Dec. 26, 2021 at 3:44 PM CST
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - Miss Mississippi 1984 Kathy Manning has died after battling COVID-19 for several weeks, according to her obituary.

Manning, who represented the University of Mississippi in the state competition, went on to be the second runner-up in the Miss America contest.

She died Thursday morning in Collierville, Tenn.

Manning was from Drew.

She was 59.

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