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Hatley Mayor Dies

HATLEY, Miss. (WCBI) — The town of Hatley has lost its leader.

Monroe County coroner Alan Gurley tells WCBI Hatley mayor Ellie ‘Pete’ Vaughan III died of natural causes at his home Saturday night.

He served as mayor for six years, and was an educator for more than 30 years – teaching math, and coaching basketball at Greenwood Springs and Hatley schools.

Vaughan was 63 years old.

E.E. Pickle Funeral Home will hold a funeral service for Vaughan at 11 a.m., Tuesday.

He will be buried at New Hope Cemetery.