Longtime Jackson State University photographer Newton Alfred Handy III
was killed Thursday evening in a multi-vehicle crash in Jackson.
Jackson State professor Leslie McLemore , also a member of the Jackson City Council
, said Handy
, 69 , a photographer since the early 1950s , will be sorely missed in this city and state..
You couldn't find a kinder more gentle person than Mr. Handy
, Neely said.
You couldn't find a person who worked harder than Mr. Handy
was traveling west on U.S. 80 when he
rear-ended a sports utility vehicle at Gault Street.Handy
continued on U.S. 80 , crossing into the eastbound lane , and side-swiped a red Chevrolet Mustang between Gault and Zepher Road.
Handy's gray Oldsmobile then crossed back into the westbound lane before it veered again into the eastbound lane and collided head on with a black Chevrolet Cavalier driven by the 24-year-old.
The Cavalier then hit a van carrying two adults and three children.
Alcohol was not a factor.
, born in 1932 , was a native of Canton.He
graduated from Cameron High in 1951.
Handy studied photography from 1953 to 1959 and opened Handy's Photo Service in 1966.He
is survived by his
wife , Betty , a daughter , Mildred , and two sons , Newton
, 22 , and Alvin , 19.