Marlette To Be Buried On Saturday

A funeral is scheduled for Saturday for Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Doug Marlette, who was killed in a traffic accident last Tuesday.

Marlette, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his 1988 work at The Charlotte Observer and The Atlanta Constitution, was the passenger in a pickup truck that authorities believed hydroplaned in heavy rain and struck a tree near Holly Springs, Mississippi. The driver was treated at an Oxford, Mississippi, hospital and released.

Marlette had worked for the Tulsa World since February 2006.

A service will be held at 3 p-m at the Walnut Grove United Methodist Church, just outside Hillsborough in Hurdle Mills. A private burial will follow.

Marlette, who split his time between Hillsborough and Tulsa, was visiting Mississippi to help a group of high school students with the musical version of his syndicated comic strip, "Kudzu." He'd just delivered the eulogy at his father's funeral Friday in Charlotte.