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County Commissioner Wyman Pounders passes away

Franklin County Commissioner Wyman Pounders, who recently had been dealing with several health issues, passed away in the early hours of Monday morning.

Pounders had been a Franklin County commissioner for the past four years and was in the midst of his re-election campaign. He was passionate about serving the people of this county.

A retired police officer and retired school resource officer, Pounders was active in the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Courthouse Security Board and the County Cattleman’s Association are areas of civic involvement for Pounders. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church and enjoyed running his cattle and poultry farm.

Pounders leaves behind wife Roxann, three daughters and four grandchildren.

Probate Judge Barry Moore spoke for the Franklin County Commission: “Our hearts are saddened by the passing of Commissioner Wyman Pounders. He was a good man, hard worker and an asset to Franklin County. He will be deeply missed and our prayers go out to his family.”