UPDATE: Veteran Miss. political reporter Fields dies at 86

JACKSON — Norma L. Fields, who spent nearly three decades covering state politics, feature stories and other news for the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, died Sunday. She was 86.

A daughter, Victoria Fields, says her mother died at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after a brief hospitalization.

Norma Fields worked in northern Mississippi for the Tupelo-based newspaper before moving to Jackson in 1975 to cover state politics. She retired in 1988.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Saturday at All Saints Episcopal Church in Tupelo. Family and friends say Fields donated her body to the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Survivors include five children.

Read more in Tuesday’s NEMS Daily Journal newspaper.

The Associated Press