OBITUARY

George Marion Fleming

June 18, 1938April 1, 2014
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George Marion Fleming, age 75, passed away April 1, 2014 at Hospice Ministries in Ridgeland, MS. George was born in Enterprise, Mississippi, on June 18, 1938 to Andrew Jackson Fleming and Sara Lucille Wall Fleming. He attended public schools in Hattiesburg and New Orleans, and graduated from Enterprise High School in 1956. George attended Jones Junior College and received a B.S. degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, where he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity. He graduated with a J.D. degree from the University Of Mississippi School Of Law in 1966. While attending University of Mississippi School of Law, George was a member of Phi Alpha Fraternity and L.Q.C. Lamar International Law Society and Scribes. He was on the Honor Council, Editorial Board Legal Research Exchange, and Graduate Brochure Staff. George was selected for Mississippi Law Journal and the United States Attorney General's Honors Program. George proudly served his country as an officer in the United States Navy where he was Gunnery Officer and ship's Legal Officer aboard the U.S.S. Neosho.George's professional law practice began in 1966 in Clarksdale, MS, where he was in private law practice and later served as Prosecuting Attorney for Coahoma County. After moving to Jackson, he served as an Assistant District Attorney in the Hinds County District Attorney's office, and later served as General Counsel for Mississippi Public Utilities Staff for over twenty-five years. He represented the Mississippi Public Utilities Staff and Mississippi Public Service Commission in state utility cases and argued cases brought before Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Washington, D.C. During his tenure as a practicing attorney, George practiced before the Supreme Court of the State of Texas, the United States District Court for Western Tennessee, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi, and the Supreme Court of the United States. George was a member of the Mississippi Bar Association. George was preceded in death by his mother, Lucille Smiley, father, Andrew Fleming and brother, Andrew Jackson (Jack) Fleming. George is survived by his loving wife, Carol Pieralisi Fleming, two children, Timothy Stuart Fleming (Ellen), Jonathan Chance Fleming (Lane), step-son, Michael Anthony Pantin, Jr., three grandchildren, Nicholas Fleming, Melanie Fleming, Thomas Fleming, a step-grandson, Patrick Hemsley, a brother, James C. Fleming (Lanell) and many nieces and nephews.George was an avid reader and golfer. He enjoyed watching sports, playing golf with his friends and relaxing at the beach. George will be remembered for his generosity and kindness. He will be missed by the many people who loved him and whose lives he touched.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, April 4, 2014
  • Memorial Service Friday, April 4, 2014
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George Marion Fleming

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Anne Tompkins Causey

April 28, 2014

Dear Carol,
George was one of my favorite cousins as a child. We lost touch through the years and I am so sorry to learn of his death. He was always so full of life, it's hard to believe. Our last visit was at the cemetary when my Mother passed away in Hattiesburg. Please also let Jimmy I send my love.

Lowvonee Ross

April 7, 2014

What a great loss we have experience, losing such a wonderful person. Mr. George has left an amazing impact in my heart. He wasn't just my patient, we both considered eachother as good friends. He will be so greatly missed. My heart goes out to Mrs.Carol, she was his 'rock'. I have grown to love the both of them, I'll always remember the both of them.

April 5, 2014

Carol, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. George was such a fine person to know and appreciate. (I tried to find your home address so that I could contact you but was unsuccessful.) I pray God's blessings. Hubert Staley
hstaley@elmore.rr.com

lynn posey

April 4, 2014

When i was first elected to the the psc and met George, i remember being told that he had probably forgot more about utility law than most of the other attorneys ever knew ! After working with on several issues i believe that statment was right. he was a good person as well . i know hwe will be missed Cherish the memories!

Rand Hightower

April 4, 2014

George was a valued colleague and a great friend. George loved a good story and a good laugh. He was a loyal friend and his word was his bond. My deepest sympathies to Carol and the family.

April 4, 2014

Carol, my prayers are with you during this sad time. Lynda Yule

April 3, 2014

My sincerest sympathy to family & friends of Uncle George.

Diane Fleming McMullin, Leeton, Mo

April 3, 2014

I am a legal assistant in Clarksdale and worked with George during his association with the Holcomb, Dunbar, Connell, et al. Law Firm. He was a delightful person. Even though it has been many, many years since I have seen George, I feel like had our paths crossed at some point following his relocation, he would have greeted me with that huge grin and big hug. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I remember how proud he was of Timmy as a very talented golfer at a young age. Georgia Abraham Wilson

April 3, 2014

MY SINCEREST CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY.
ROSE MITCHELL, CLARKSDALE, MS

Tom Givens

April 3, 2014

George and I were old friends, although we had not seen to much of each other lately due to time and Distance. I first met George in 1966 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. He and I were the first two young lawyers to arrive on the scene there in a while, so of course we were oddities. We became good friends and remained that way for several years. Career changes caused us to part ways. He was unique and very good company. I know his family and many friends will dearly miss him.