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Holmes Sturgeon passed away October 10, 2018. Over the next few months client files will be handed out and clients will need to seek other counsel. Feel free to call with any questions.
Holmes Sturgeon (1963-2018)
Alonzo H. Sturgeon (1931-2010)
Holmes Sturgeon was a graduate of Ole Miss Law School and entered the practice of law in March 1989. He was an honor graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and attended postgraduate work at LSU.
Mr. Sturgeon practiced in all the courts of Mississippi and devoted much of his practice to work in the Chancery Courts of South Mississippi. He handled probate, real estate closing and all types of real estate work, and also Bankruptcy and select personal injury cases and general litigation.
Mr. Sturgeon had focused a large part of his practice to domestic law and in addition to divorces, he handled custody suits and visitation and select child support cases, as well as adoptions.
Mr. Sturgeon was a member of the Mississippi Bar Association and past president of the Natchez Bar Association, and has served since 1989 as the Prosecuting Attorney for Wilkinson County, Mississippi. He was a native of Natchez and a graduate of The Wilkinson County Christian Academy. He attended undergraduate at the University of Southern Mississippi where he lettered in track and was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He lived with his wife Jeretta live at “Oaklawn” in Woodville and had two sons. He was a member of the Corinth Church of Christ, was a mason, and was active in local historical research and preservation.
An alumnus of Tulane Law School and Ole Miss Law School, Alonzo H. Sturgeon entered the practice of law in Natchez, Mississippi in 1961 in the law firm of Netterville & Sturgeon. He attended undergraduate at the University of Southern Mississippi where he graduated with highest honors.
Sturgeon quickly entered the political arena, being elected to represent Wilkinson County in the Mississippi House of Representatives in 1963 and Chancery Clerk in Wilkinson County in 1967.
In 1979, Mr. Sturgeon was elected District Attorney of the 6th Circuit Court District, including the five counties of Southwest Mississippi, Adams (Natchez), Amite (Liberty), Franklin (Meadville), Jefferson (Fayette), and Wilkinson (Woodville). In this capacity he served until his retirement from state service in 1996.
During his long career he developed a well recognized expertise in Criminal Law, teaching criminal justice at the University of Southern Mississippi from 1963 through 1979. He had extensive experience in probate law, wills and estates and administrative interests. He also served as School Board Attorney for Wilkinson County and Youth Court Prosecutor.
Mr. Sturgeon was a native of Natchez and a 1949 graduate of the old Natchez High School. He served in the Korean War rising to the rank of First Lieutenant and later served in the Mississippi National Guard.
Mr. Sturgeon married to the Former Bettye Moore of Woodville in 1953. He was a member of the Corinth Church of Christ and a Mason, and the father of one son, Holmes Sturgeon, with whom he practiced law.
After an illness of several months, Mr. Sturgeon passed away in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on December 17, 2010. His son Holmes was by his old partner's side.
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