Quitman Mayor Jerry Edwards has died.
Mayor Edwards passed away Friday evening at his home about 8:30 p.m. from an ongoing battle with cancer.
A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 11a at Sand Springs in Mineola.
"I am honored to have called Jerry my friend and fellow worker in Christ & for the community he loved so much," said Mike Hall. "I already miss him terribly, as I know many will. Please pray for his family through this difficult time."
Mayor Pro Tem Evans has ordered flags at all City owned facilities to half-mast until Wednesday and requests others within the community to honor the Mayor's memory and family in similar fashion.