Former Tupelo Mayor Passes Away

(TUPELO) WCBI – Former Tupelo Mayor Ed Neelly has died.  Neely was elected mayor in 2005 and served one term in office before deciding not to run for a second term.

(Courtesy City of Tupelo)

Current Mayor Jason Shelton says Tupelo’s current strength can be traced back to Neely. “As Mayor, Mr. Neelly was a good steward of the All-America City’s finances, laying the groundwork for the sound financial footing Tupelo has today. He will be greatly missed by all.”

Neelly’s legacy will also be his influence on the banking snf business community where he served as  president of the Peoples Bank and Trust Company before it was acquired by Renasant Bank.   Services for the former Mayor have not been set.  Ed Neelly was 78 years old.

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