Those Who Served

In Honor and Recognition
of those who served as
Mayor
W.E. Matthews
5/14/1923 - 5/13/1925
Carlisle Jackson
7/1/1941 - 7/3/1945
Henry Vann
5/13/1925 - 5/17/1929
J.C. Morisey
7/3/1945 - 6/3/1952
McD Morrison
5/17/1929 - 5/11/1931
A.P. Winfrey
6/3/1952 - 3/15/1956
P.S. Carr
5/11/1931 - 7/1/1935
Robert I. Powell
3/15/1956 - 7/5/1961
George L. Peterson
7/1/1935 - 5/12/1939
George S. Walston
7/5/1961 - 12/4/1973
John B. Williams, Jr.
5/12/1939 - 7/5/1939
A. Emsley Kennedy, Jr.
12/4/1973 - 12/4/01
Howard McKinnon
7/5/1939 - 7/1/1941
Lew Starling
12/4/01-Present
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In Honor and Recognition
of those who served as
Commissioner/Councilman
A.B. Butler
5/14/1923 - 5/13/1925
R.E. Williams
7/3/1945 - 7/1/1947
D.L. Boney
5/14/1923 - 5/17/1929
H.B. Barwick
7/1/1947 - 7/7/1953
F.B. Johnson
5/14/1923 - 5/17/1929
Troy Honeycutt
7/1/1947 - 7/5/1949
J.A. Stewart
5/14/1923 - 5/13/1925
Kermit E. Austin
7/1/1947 - 7/5/1949
J.L. Powell
5/13/1925 - 5/4/1927
G.R. Ross
7/5/1949 - 7/10/1951
F.L. Turlington
5/12/1925 - 5/17/1929
5/3/1933 - 7/3/1945
Sam N. Welsh, Jr.
7/10/1951 - 7/5/1955
R.L. Herring
5/4/1927 - 9/3/1928
Bryant O. Dunlap
7/7/1953 - 7/5/1961
B.P. Smith
3/4/1929 - 7/9/1929
H.L. Stewart, Jr.
7/7/1953 - 7/2/1957
L.A. Bethune
5/17/1929 - 7/9/1929
A. Glenn Thornton
7/7/1953 - 7/2/1957
R.H. Hubbard
5/17/1929 - 6/26/1930
Harden S. Kimrey
7/5/1955 - 7/7/1959
John B. Williams
5/17/1929 - 8/3/1930
A.E. Kennedy, Jr.
7/2/1957 - 7/2/1973
C.W. Petty
5/17/1929 - 5/11/1931
Hugh Turlington
7/2/1957 - 7/2/1963
J.H. Jackson
7/12/1929 - 5/11/1931
J. Sumner Eakes
7/7/1959 - 7/6/1971
John H. Crumpler
8/11/1930 - 5/4/1933
George Worley
7/5/1961 - 7/6/1967
L.C. Kerr, Sr.
8/11/1930 - 5/11/1931
James Earl Vann
7/2/1963 - 7/6/1967
Harmon A. Register
5/11/1931 - 7/1/1935
Harold Cook
7/6/1965 - 12/6/1977
Charlie Warren
5/11/1931 - 7/1/1935
Thomas J. Vann
7/6/1967 - 12/2/1975
6/6/1978 - 12/4/1979
W.D. Kelly
5/11/1931 - 5/4/1933
Joseph W. Best
7/6/1971 - 5/2/1978
E.L. Crumpler
5/11/1931 - 5/4/1933
Carl Landes
12/4/1973 - 12/1/1981
C.B. Barrus
5/4/1933 - 7/1/1935
Cecil Thornton
12/2/1975 - 12/1/1976
Joseph R. Best
7/1/1935 - 7/7/1953
Isaac Miller
1/4/1977 - 12/4/1979
9/6/1988 - 2/7/1995
C.M. Faircloth
7/1/1935 - 7/6/1937
Paul J. Williams
12/4/1979 - 12/1/1987
F.J. Honeycutt
7/1/1935 - 7/1/1941
E. Martin Leder
12/1/1981 - 8/2/1988
J.F. Colwell
7/6/1937 - 7/1/1941
Andy Stewart
12/1/1987 - 12/3/1991
W.T. McLean
7/1/1941 - 7/3/1945
James L. Newkirk
3/7/1995 - 1/12/1996
Joe Reynolds
7/1/1941 - 7/3/1945
7/5/1949 - 7/7/1953
Edward Faison, Jr.
12/5/1989 - 6/5/1996
Max O. Register
7/3/1945 - 7/1/1947
Lawrence J. Caison
12/6/1977 - 12/4/2001
Albert Kaleel
12/4/79 - 6/22/02
 
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In Honor and Recognition
of those who served as
City Clerks
J. A. Stewart
July 1, 1923 - May 6, 1925

F. L. Turlington
May 6, 1925 - May 20, 1929

J. B. Williams
May 20, 1929 - August 11, 1930

L. C. Kerr, Sr.
August 11, 1930 - May 18, 1931
Harmon A. Register
May 18, 1931 - July 2, 1935
J. R. Best
July 2, 1935 - July 1, 1941
W. T. McLean
July 1, 1941 - July 3, 1945
R. E. Williams
Jul 3, 1945 - July 1, 1947
Troy S. Honeycutt
July 1, 1947 - July 5, 1949
H. B. Barwick
July 5, 1949 - July 10, 1951
J. B. Darden
July 10, 1951 - April 1, 1952
James E. Rose
April 1, 1952 - April 5, 1955
John T. Ashford
April 5, 1955 - August 16, 1955
Horace P. Cotton
August 16, 1955 - July 1, 1956
Clyde W. Stone
July 1, 1956 - June 2, 1959
Kathryn M. Barber
June 2, 1959 - November 1, 1975
Elizabeth W. Fortner
November 1, 1975 - January 31, 2008
Elaine Hunt
February 11, 2008 -
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In Honor and Recognition
of those who served as
City Managers
Clyde W. Stone
June 20, 1956 - December 31, 1963
Wilfred Wells
March 1, 1964 - December 31, 1967
James E. Caldwell
June 2, 1967 - August 26, 1972
Tommy M. Combs
January 1, 1973 - November 15, 1974
Peter T. Connet
November 1, 1974 - March 16, 1984
Tommy M. Combs
May 1, 1984 - June 30, 2002
John F. Connet
July 1, 2002 - May 24, 2013
D. Shawn Purvis
November 6, 2013 -
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