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Warren County and City of Vicksburg employees pay homage to John Smith



(photo by David Day)

Warren County and City of Vicksburg employees came out to pay silent homage to former County Administrator John Smith on Tuesday morning.

Smith, who retired from his post after a long illness in December, died Friday, April 10.

Because it’s not possible to attend a funeral under the current COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, people came to stand on the steps of the Warren County Courthouse to honor Smith as his funeral cortege passed by.

In his role as the county administrator, Smith touched the residents of the county “whether they knew it or not,” said Marcie Southerland, county and youth court judge.

“John was a behind-the-scenes public servant and on-the-front-lines public servant for every one of us in this community,” she said.

See our live, on-the-scene video on our Facebook page.

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