Ex-New Madrid prosecutor dies

Saturday, March 5, 2005

NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Former New Madrid County prosecutor Hal Edward Hunter Jr. died Wednesday at a hospital in Florida. He was 83.

Hunter served as prosecuting attorney for New Madrid County from 1962 to 1990.

He was also a member of the State Democratic Committee from 1962 to 1990 and member of the Lincoln University Board of Trustees, Missouri Bar and New Madrid County Bar Association.

In 1971, he was appointed to the Commission of Reapportion of the House of Representatives by Gov. Warren E. Hearnes.

Visitation will be at 5 p.m. Sunday at Richards Funeral Home in New Madrid. Funeral Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Church. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery at New Madrid.

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