Jones County mourns the loss of a longtime community leader

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - Jones County residents are mourning the death of a long time community leader.

Wendell Gavin,75, passed away on Tuesday morning of an apparent heart attack.

Gavin served as Jones County Circuit Clerk from 1976 to 1983 and as Chancery Clerk from 1984 to 1991.

At the time of his death, Gavin was serving on the boards of South Central Regional Medical Center, Bank of Jones County, and he was President of the Jones County Farm Bureau Association.

Gavin's funeral will be Thursday at Memory Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel at 3:30 p.m.

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