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Daniel Mark Pogue
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Birth: Mar. 6
Death: Feb. 11, 2009

PHILADELPHIA – Services for Dr. Daniel Mark Pogue, M.D. will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at McClain-Hays Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Bill Freeman officiating. Burial will be in Burkes Cemetery in DeKalb. Dr. Pogue, 35, of Brandon, died Wednesday Feb. 11, 2009, with his fiancé, Lisa Dedousis. He was born on March 6 in Meridian and attended elementary school in Columbus. Dr. Pogue was an Eagle Scout at age 15. He graduated from Neshoba Central High School in Philadelphia in 1990. After graduation, he held several occupations, including mechanic, factory worker, and construction worker before deciding to pursue a career in the medical field. Dr. Pogue started as a phlebotomist as he worked his way through lab school. He graduated from Meridian Community College with a degree in laboratory medicine in 1995. Dr. Pogue worked in the lab until he decided to venture into physician practice management and recruitment. He worked at Neshoba County General Hospital as director of Physician Services until he enrolled in medical school in 2002. His dream of becoming a doctor took him to the Caribbean, and then England, where he graduated from St. Christopher's College of Medicine in 2005. He did his fourth year of medical school training at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., Johns Hopkins and Habor Hospital in Baltimore, Md. He then returned home and enrolled in University of Mississippi Medical School's Family Practice program. He was scheduled to graduate from UMC. in June. At UMC, he was awarded the Gary W. Jefcoats, D.O., Teaching Award for residents who exemplify outstanding teaching characteristics in the areas of medical student, resident and patient education. Upon completion of his residency, he planned to practice rural medicine at Dewitt Hospital in Dewitt, Ark. Dr. Pogue and Lisa Dedousis were engaged in December 2008. They planned to wed after Lisa finished her residency in internal medicine at Jersey City Medical Center, N.J. Dr. Pogue was such an extraordinary person, he touched the lives of everyone he met. He will be deeply missed. Survivors include his mother, Jane Joiner, and her husband, James Ray, of Collinsville; a brother, Steve Pogue and his wife, Marsha, of Olive Branch; his niece and nephew, Shelbie and Nick Pogue; and his uncle, Jimmy Burkes and his family of DeKalb. He was preceded in death by his father, Mack Pogue; and grandparents, John and Helen Burkes and Frank and Thelis Pogue. Pallbearers will be Chuck Beasley, Derek Ogelsby, Aaron Morgan, M.D., Jimmy Burkes, Glenn Williams and Ollie Burkes. Honorary pallbearers will be T.J. McMullin, Billy Burkes and Johnny Burkes. Visitation will be today, from 5 p.m.-8 p.m., at the funeral home. The family requests memorials be made to the Dewitt Community Hospital Foundation. The foundation was formed in 1997 for the purpose of developing, managing and granting charitable support to meet the health related needs of the area. Since its inception, the foundation has raised more than $4.5 million for renovation and construction. For more information, visit the Web site:
Published in The Meridian Star from 2/18/2009 - 2/19/2009
Specifically: Burkes Cemetery; DeKalb, MS
Maintained by: Dottie Gilder
Originally Created by: Mona Hura
Record added: Feb 19, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33994721
Daniel Mark Pogue
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 Added: Feb. 19, 2009

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