Ceremonies mark Hurricane Camille

By The Associated Press

GULFPORT – A small group gathered at Evergreen Cemetery on Friday to remember three women who died during Hurricane Camille but were never identified.

The Sun Herald reports that flowers were placed on the graves of the women known only as Faith, Hope and Charity, whose bodies weren’t claimed after the August 1969 storm.

The memorial was one of several held on the Mississippi Coast to mark the 43rd anniversary of the storm.

Officials in Pass Christian laid a wreath at War Memorial Park, and the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer held a ceremony Friday evening in which the names of the missing and dead were read.

Camille wiped out much of the Mississippi Coast and did significant damage in neighboring Louisiana.