A new grave marker for the 'Hermit of Deer Island'

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Updated: 10/21/2013 12:04 pm
BILOXI, MS (AP) - Jean Guilhot was a recluse who operated an oyster reef on Deer Island. He died in 1959 at age 81. Little done to mark his grave until recently. Now, an elaborate tombstone has been placed at the site. It includes a picture of Guilhot etched into black granite.
Patrick Folton, owner of Biloxi Marble Works, built the stone as it was envisioned by the Cultural & Heritage Committee of the Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce. The marker is to be dedicated Tuesday as part of this year's Old Biloxi Cemetery Tour.
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