South Mississippi services honor those killed by Camille

Judy Guice of Ocean Springs, Miss., places flowers on the Hurricane Camille Memorial in Biloxi, Miss., as the names of those killed in the 1969 storm are read during a commemoration of the 44th anniversary of Hurricane Camille on Saturday Aug. 17, 2013. The memorial bears the names of the 131 dead and 41 missing after the Category 5 hurricane ripped through South Mississippi. (AP Photo/Sun Herald, John Fitzhugh)

Judy Guice of Ocean Springs, Miss., places flowers on the Hurricane Camille Memorial in Biloxi, Miss., as the names of those killed in the 1969 storm are read during a commemoration of the 44th anniversary of Hurricane Camille on Saturday Aug. 17, 2013. The memorial bears the names of the 131 dead and 41 missing after the Category 5 hurricane ripped through South Mississippi. (AP Photo/Sun Herald, John Fitzhugh)

The Associated Press

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Members of a Biloxi church and the mayor who led the town through a Category 5 hurricane read the names of 131 people who died and 41 unaccounted for after Hurricane Camille.

The ceremony at the Camille Memorial, a marble wall engraved with the names, was one of two on Saturday — the hurricane’s 44th anniversary.

As former Biloxi mayor Danny Guice, Church of the Reedemer member Judy Guice and others read the names, Guice put a rose on each panel of the wall.

Earlier, a few people went to Evergreen Cemetery in Gulfport to honor three women who never were identified. Their headstones bear the names Faith, Hope and Charity and all that was known of them — their estimated ages, weights and what they were wearing.