First woman elected mayor of Whiteville dies

First woman elected mayor of Whiteville dies
Anne Jones, former Whiteville mayor, dies at 90.

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Anne Jones, the first woman elected mayor of Whiteville, died Saturday at age 90.

Jones was elected in 1999, changing the political history of the Columbus County town. Prior to her political role, she was the executive vice president of the Greater Whiteville Chamber of Commerce from 1966-87.

As mayor, Jones welcomed President Bill Clinton to Whiteville during his visit in 2000.

Funeral services will be held for Jones on Friday at 1 p.m. at United Methodist Church.

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