Desoto County News

Cady to be honored at Southaven Tribute Hall

Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite has announced that Lorine Cady would be the next name added to the City’s Tribute Hall. Citizens who have made major contributions to Southaven are being added on the wall, which greets those who enter the Southaven City Hall.  

Before her retirement, Cady was active in Southaven as an aldermen for seven four-year terms. She later founded the domestic violence shelter program named the House of Grace. Cady served as its executive director until her retirement in 2021.  

Musselwhite also credits Cady as being instrumental in getting county land for what would become Cherry Valley Park and Greenbrook Park.  She led the effort in the mid-70s to hire attorneys to successfully stop an effort by Horn Lake to annex Southaven, leading to the eventual incorporation as a city in April 1980. It would be four years later that Cady would be elected to her first term as alderman.  

Cady will join homebuilder and businessman Jon Reeves and the city’s first fire chief Vernon McCammon as honorees on the Southaven Tribute Wall.  

Lorine Cady with Southaven Mayor Darren Musselwhite