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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.