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John Harvey

October 16, 1939 — August 22, 2022

John Broach Harvey Jr.
John Broach Harvey Jr. known to many as “Prince” passed away Monday, August 22nd, 2022, at the age of 82. John was a native of Marion, Ms. and lived in the family house there for the entirety of his life. His parents were John Broach Harvey, Sr. and Hazel Denton Harvey. John attended Meridian High School and was an officer of the national high school fraternity Theta Kappa Omega. He was a U.S. Army veteran. John was keenly interested in Mississippi history and became a self-taught expert on 19th century life in East Mississippi, corresponding with scholars in the field. He was also a very skilled poker player and played the game at a high level all his life, in venues ranging from Gardena, California in the 1960s to Las Vegas in the 1970s, and for many years at the Choctaw Casino and Resort in Neshoba County.
Predeceased by his loving companion of nearly a half century, Yolanda Maria-Theresa Miguez, known familiarly as Felicia. Survived by daughter Heather Nichole Harvey, son David Turner, and grandchildren Morgan, Emily, Luke, Bethany, and Noah, in whom he took great pride.

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