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Hope Mills mayor pro tem dies

Posted November 4, 2017 4:45 p.m. EDT
Updated July 12, 2018 2:13 p.m. EDT

— The mayor pro tem of Hope Mills, Bob Gorman, has died, officials said Saturday.

“Our community has lost a great man who loved his family, loved his church and loved Hope Mills," Hope Mills Mayor Jackie Warner said in a Facebook post. "I am honored to have shared time with him for many years at South View High and as a member of our Town board. He was my right hand man and a true friend."

No arrangements have been made at this time.

"Bob was a dedicated and honorable public servant, and he so loved the Town of Hope Mills. He will be dearly bissed by all," Town Manager Melissa Adams said in a statement.

Gorman was to be on the ballot in Tuesday's election.