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June 25--  Former Lyons Mayor John Moore died Monday evening at his home in Lyons.  He had been suffering with brain cancer for the past two-and-a-half years.

{mosimage}"We will  honor his life, but it's definitely a relief that he's not suffering anymore," said Lyons Mayor Willis NeSmith who called Moore his mentor, "I looked to him for a lot of things, he was my mentor."

Mayor Moore led Lyons as mayor for 14 years and before that served on the city council.

"Any kind of modernization we've got going on are just things we are carrying on from him from our wastewater treatment plant to our downtown revitalization.

He always said he was adopted by this town because he grew up in Cobbtown, but he said this is his town, that Lyons is his hometown, and he really did take that to heart," Mayor Neesmith noted.

Mayor Moore was elected the Third Ward city councilman in Lyons in 1986 and served until his election as mayor in 1996.

Mayor Moore's funeral is Thursday morning at eleven o'clock at the First United Methodist Church of Lyons.  

The family will receive friends at the Ronald v. Hall Funeral Home in Vidalia Wednesday from five until eight p.m.