Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Barbara Dunn Passes Away

 The family of former Hinds County Circuit Clerk Barbara Dunn issued the following statement. 

Former Hinds County Circuit Clerk, Barbara Dunn, peacefully passed away November 8, 2022.

She proudly served the citizens of Hinds County for 31 years as Circuit Clerk. She carved her own way as one is the first female elected officials in Hinds County.

Services will be announced shortly. 


Anonymous said...

She also proved that in Hinds County among black voters party was a more determining factor than race. She and McMillan continually won reelection running as a Democrat while others were hollering a white person can't win. She understood her job and how to keep it. She was also nice to everybody.

Anonymous said...

She was a first-class individual. Did a great job in county government for decades. As honest as they come. May she rest in peace,

Anonymous said...

Ms. Dunn was always a class act. I used to get tickled that she installed a kitchen in the basement of the circuit court building so the staff could cook breakfast and lunch. May she RIP and condolences to her family.

Anonymous said...

A good public servant and a good person. Two qualities that are uncommon in elected officials

Anonymous said...

A classy lady who represented all residents of Hinds County fairly. Rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Barbara was a very nice lady and ran a good operation at the Hinds County Circuit Clerk's office. She held her office with distinction and was a wonderful public servant to our community. Very sad to hear that she passed and extend sympathies to her family.

Anonymous said...

May she rest in peace, her years of service were appreciated by many.

Anonymous said...

She always spoke to the jury pool and made us feel welcome. As stated, a classy lady.

Anonymous said...

she used to call me suga :) I think she called everyone that though

Anonymous said...

She issued my marriage license - still good 30+ years later!

Theca Jones of the Roguish Gent Podcast said...

Ms. Dunn was a wonderful person and a class act. RIP.

Anonymous said...

"She understood her job and how to keep it."

She understood how to keep it, but the Miss. Supreme Court had to remind her more than once to actually do her job.

Anonymous said...

She always had great assistant clerks who helped out inexperienced runners and new lawyers, and they were always very kind about it.

Anonymous said...

I can marvel at how she looked out for everyone working in her office. Friends til the end.

Anonymous said...

. She was always nice to me. I wish the chancery clerks office was run cleanly and efficiently in hinds first district.

VA Slim said...

Barbara was a legend. And a Klassy lady. RIP Barbara

Anonymous said...

Back when you didn't mind standing in line at a county office. You knew, and received, respectable, competent assistance with your affairs... sadly not to be had today.

Anonymous said...

She was awesome!

Anonymous said...

She was an example of 'old school service' in our county offices. What I mean by that is she carried out her duties with a firm desire to do what's in the best interest of those served by her office - rather than *what can I do to benefit myself and my family personally*. A disappearing work ethic.

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