Town residents in Yadkinville are mourning the loss of their leader, Mayor Hubert Lee Gregory, who died Saturday.
The town made the announcement about Gregory’s passing Saturday via its Facebook page.
“Mayor Gregory was a dedicated public servant who served his country and community with great honor, pride and integrity,” noted the post made just before 6 p.m.
An outpouring of comments followed on the post, offering prayers and condolences to Gregory’s family. Many mentioned his friendliness and dedication.
Gregory, who was 85, had served as mayor since his election in 1997.
According to his obituary, visitation was scheduled for Tuesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Gentry Funeral Service in Yadkinville, with the funeral following at 7 p.m. in the chapel. Burial was Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with military honors by the North Carolina National Guard Honor Guard.
A press release was issued from the town on Monday morning that called Gregory “an iconic leader.”
“Mayor Gregory possessed a compassion for his fellow man that truly demonstrated his character as an individual as well as a public servant. His vision and leadership as our mayor enabled our town to grow in an orderly fashion while preserving the character of our community,” stated the release. “Mayor Gregory has left a legacy that will be carried on through many generations to come.”
The release went on to offer thoughts and prayers to the mayor’s family and friends.
The Yadkinville Board of Commissioners has called a special meeting Thursday at 10 a.m. at Town Hall, 213 Van Buren St. to discuss the board structure.