Death of U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee

October 9, 1958 - February 6, 2015
Tupelo, Mississippi | Age 56

U.S. Rep. dies at 56
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By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS, The Associated Press

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The late U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee was a state senator for 15 years before being elected to Congress in 2010, but his greatest source of pride didn't come from a political office.

"The title I'm most proud of is 'Dad,'" Nunnelee said in a video clip played at his funeral Monday. It was a speech he gave in 2012 when the oldest of his three children graduated from law school.

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