He died Saturday at the age of 78. Judge Prichard was appointed in 1972 as a circuit judge serving Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Lawrence, Marion and Pearl River counties. He retired in 2010. Judge Prichard led a study committee that led to the revision of the rules of criminal procedure. In 2002 he was given the State Bar’s award for judicial excellence.
His funeral is scheduled Thursday at First Baptist Church of Picayune.