Ackerman mayor passes away following illness

Ackerman Mayor Dick Cain died on November 1.

Posted: Nov 1, 2017 2:29 PM
Updated: Nov 1, 2017 3:30 PM

ACKERMAN, Miss. (WTVA) – The mayor of Ackerman died Wednesday morning following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Dick Cain, 71, was currently serving his third term as the city’s mayor.

Alderman Carl Phelps will serve as mayor pro tem until a special election can be held. That election is expected to be in December.

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