Forensic Pathologist, Dr. Paul McGarry, Dies at 86

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Coast forensic pathologist, Paul McGarry, died Saturday at the age of 86.

Dr. McGarry served the Mississippi Gulf Coast for more than three decades as a forensic pathologist in Harrison, Hancock, Jackson, and Stone Counties. Dr. McGarry was also the only person on the Coast who performed autopsies.

Gary Hargrove, Harrison County Coroner, says, “He was a great friend to me over the years. I’ve been knowing Doc for 35 years. Not only did he become my friend, but he became my mentor, and I looked at him like he was a second dad. I know when my dad passed away a couple years ago, Doc was there for me to talk to about some things that had gone on.”

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Visitation for Dr. McGarry will be held Thursday morning from 10 to 11 a.m. at Schoen & Son Funeral Home on Canal Street. McGarry will then be laid to rest at St. Paul’s Cemetery.