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Commission Chairman passes away

The Chairman of the Bledsoe County Commission and District 2 representative Craig Mercer has passed away, County Mayor Gregg Ridley announced on Tuesday, June 1. 

Ridley said Mercer was first elected to the Commission in 2002 and subsequently elected Vice Chairman of the Commission in 2002 and Chairman in 2006, 2010, 2014 and 2018. 

“Craig has been a great asset to the County and has worked hard to make sure the people’s business has been conducted properly and legally over the years,” Ridley said. “He will be truly missed by all who knew him, especially me. Myself and the entire County Commission send condolences to Rita and the family.”

For more see the June 10 issue of The Bledsonian Banner.


  1. Bill Hixson on June 2, 2021 at 7:32 am

    So sad I know that Craig served all the people. I am as strong A Republican as there is, an Craig woul always return my calls. may god be with you Rita, and rest of the family.

  2. Bob and Suzy Brown on June 2, 2021 at 12:32 pm

    We are so sorry for the loss of Craig. Our love and prayers go out to Rita and family.

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