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Former mayor of Chadbourn dies at 87


WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) -- Columbus County will say goodbye to a former mayor of Chadbourn this week.

The News Reporter in Whiteville reports Leo Mercer died on Thursday December 26 at Columbus Regional Healthcare.

According to his obituary, the 87-year-old served four years in the North Carolina House of Representatives, county and city schools boards, and retired from the United States Post Office after 33 years. For 23 of those years, he served as postmaster.

His wake will be held Monday night from 6-8 at Worthington Funeral Home in Chadbourn, and he will be buried at Chadbourn Memorial Cemetery on Tuesday.

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