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West Point mural honors musician

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Updated: 7/15/2013 10:32 am
WEST POINT, Miss. (WTVA) -- He's larger than life in more ways than one.

Clay County native Chester Burnett or Howlin' Wolf is celebrated for his contribution to the music world.

A blues festival is held in his honor every year.

Now his image can be seen on a mural in downtown.

Artist Deborah Mansfield began to paint the mural in early July.

The mural features a rooster which represents Howlin' Wolf's most famous song called "Little Red Rooster."

It includes a record label, guitar and harmonica.

"I'm loving every minute of it because it's something I can share with the community," artist Deborah Mansfield said.

A Mississippi Development Authority grant and a Mississippi Department of Transportation grant will cover the costs of the mural and the laying of bricks and gravel.

A metal trellis will also be added along with wisteria and special lighting.
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