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Former Jacket championship quarterback dies

June 14, 2014

Family, friends and coaches are mourning the death of former Starkville High School state championship quarterback Surhaven "Moody" Fair.
Fair died on Thursday from what was believed to be a heat-related illness. An official cause of death has not been released.
In 1994, Fair was a backup quarterback and played defensive back for the Yellowjackets as they won the Class 5A State championship.
He became the starting signal caller for coach Chuck Friend in 1995 as SHS repeated as state champions.
"He was a great athlete and a tough competitor," Friend said. "Everybody liked Surhaven. He was a quiet guy and didn't do a lot of talking. He was a good person."
After his days with the Jackets, Fair went on to play for East Mississippi Community College and Alcorn State.
Funeral arrangements were not available on Friday.

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