Obituary - Dr. William Andrew Sweat

Daily Corinthian Newspaper
Jackson, Mississippi
A 51 year old surgeon here, who was a native of Corinth, died of "self inflicted" gunshot wounds Saturday afternoon, according to Hinds County authorities.
Dr. William Andrew Sweat died at Baptist Hospital about three hours after he was admitted, the Hinds County coroner reported.
Born in Corinth in 1919, he was the son of Mrs. W.C. Sweat, Corinth and the late Mr. Sweat.  He was educated in the public schools of Corinth and received his BS and MD degrees from Vanderbilt University.
He was a diplomate of the American Board Surgery, and a member of the American College of Surgeons and the Mississippi State Medical Association.
Survivors include his widow, the former Martha Oursler of Humbolt, Tennessee, of the home; four children; Mary Lee of New Orleans, Meredith, a student of Vanderbilt, Andrew Donelson, a student at Ole Miss, and John Walter, a student at Brinkley High School; two brothers W.C. Sweat, Jr., Corinth, and Dr. Jonathan M. Sweat, Jackson; and a sister, Mrs. R.L. Shirley, Florence, Alabama.
Funeral services were held in Jackson today.

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