Former Shallotte alderman and mayor and former county commissioners chairman Jerry Jones, 63, died Thursday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
He was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) on May 31, 2007.
“His battle with this disease was a long rough road and his great strength was tested in many times,” his obituary states.
He was born in Conway, S.C., on May 11, 1945, a son of Allene Rowell Jones and the late Windle Wilson Jones.
He moved to Shallotte in 1968 to work at Shallotte Lumber Company and worked there for 33 years.