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Bynum dies at age 59

RIDGELAND - James L. "Buddy" Bynum, former editor of The Meridian Star and a former aide to Gov. Haley Barbour and former U.S. Sen. Trent Lott, has died at his home in Ridgeland. He was 59.

Family members said Bynum died Saturday of complications of pancreatic cancer.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at the Chapel of the Cross Episcopal Church with burial following at 4 p.m. in Little Rock, Miss.