Man Dies of Hypothermia

The extremely cold weather has apparently claimed the life of a Lauderdale County resident.

Lauderdale County officials say 68-year-old Billy Joe Fuller was found dead in his home Tuesday on C.A. Pickard Road.

Authorities say they believe hypothermia was the cause. The heat was not working.


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  • by anonymous Location: missippi on Jan 7, 2010 at 11:55 AM
    my elderly grandmother has ran out butane and not realized it until it was cold then she called to have some delivered so she could have heat and the company said it would be the next day before they could deliver~! We are the hospitality state come on folks show it! You do not know this mans entire story so do not call him out that's rude and disrespectful for crying out loud he is dead and we can not change what happened now! My prayers are with his family and I will be praying for some of you others as well!
  • by hailey Location: enterprise mississipi on Jan 6, 2010 at 07:30 PM
    ok here is what is worng enterprise STILL has to go to school but a man can die from the weather i am sorry but my bus driver can not drive and i am not going to risk my life for something i can make up as soon as the roads are clear (now that is not my parents idea) the fact that our principle would make us do that is unthinkable!!!!
  • by Anonymous Location: somewhere in the USA on Jan 6, 2010 at 06:19 PM
    I'm so sad that the gentlemen died the way he did, my prayers are with his family. I used to live in Meridian, so I enjoy keeping up with the news, even though sometimes it's sad. It seems as though a lot of times we use the comment page to attack one another's comments, whether it be grammer, or some other form. We seem to sometimes not even talk about the subject at hand. Maybe all of us should try and be an inspiration to one another, especially the family at this time. Whether the gentlemen refused help or not, the fact is that he left loved ones behind. It would be nice if we used this site to let them know that we are mourning and praying God's strength upon them. I know you will probably say that everyone is entitled to an opinion, and that is correct. Maybe, sometimes our opinions should come after we show love and respect, or even just put opinions to the side for a moment, especially if it's attacking one another. I was just raised not to call anyone names, that's insulting.
  • by ADR Location: Meridian on Jan 6, 2010 at 05:46 PM
    Mr. Fuller was, I guess you would call a hermit, many ppl tried to talk to him and do stuff for him and he refused, most days not even coming to the door. It is sad that he died alone but until you know the whole story some things should not be said
  • by kimgarlee Location: meridian on Jan 6, 2010 at 11:44 AM
    I was just wondering if any of yall had lives.... This type of thing happens all the time, as does people of dying of heatstroke. It's not that big of a deal and I'm sure more will follow in any type of extreme weather situation. Get over it, get a life, and find something else productive to do!
  • by Anonymous on Jan 6, 2010 at 11:14 AM
    This reason this mand did not have heat was because the electric company cut off his power. He had been in the hospital was sent home was sick in the bed when the power was cut off.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 6, 2010 at 10:38 AM
    I think that maybe it might be appropriate if jow didn't reveal where he/she went to school so as not to cause them any embarassment.
  • by Anonymous Location: dekalb on Jan 6, 2010 at 08:38 AM
    This is the time everybody is to blame. We live near elderly people and not care or check on them. We can not blame another for something we do not do ourselves. The way to correct this problem is to be a leader and show good character. Oh, just for the record. I attended school in MISSISSIPPI.
  • by Sadden on Jan 6, 2010 at 08:26 AM
    What does going to public school in Mississippi have to do with a man freezing to death ? That was uncalled for and show how little respect you have for the living or the dead...
  • by LL Location: Lauderdale County on Jan 6, 2010 at 05:48 AM
    Jow, I'm sorry to inform you that Kim's ignorance is not due to the location of her school. I graduated from a MS public school and a MS university (in which I was number 1 with a 4.0 out of the 3600 in my graduating class), and I'm a chairperson where I work. My parents are lower middle class, and neither have a degree in anything. I owe much to MS public schools. As for the man who died... What I want to know is where were his family members? If my father/grandfather didn't have working heat, I know that he would have it ASAP or be in my home.
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