Former Tupelo city councilman dies

A former Tupelo city councilman has passed away.

Posted: Mar 12, 2019 5:00 PM
Updated: Mar 12, 2019 5:10 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A former Tupelo city councilman has passed away.

City officials confirm Richard "Dick" Hill died on Tuesday, March 12, at the age of 81.

He served Ward 1 from 2001 to 2009.

“We are saddened by the news of the passing of former Councilman Dick Hill," said Mayor Jason Shelton. "His service and influence in our city will not be soon forgotten. On behalf of the city, I ask your thoughts and prayers for his wife Costa and their family.”

W.E. Pegues Funeral Home in Tupelo is handling funeral arrangements.

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