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UPDATED: Commissioner Will Cathey Passes Away Thursday


Last updated 5/2/2020 at 12:33pm

Will Cathey, Transylvania County Commissioner and long-time attorney in the community, died Thursday.

According to the Sheriff's Office, a friend found Cathey deceased in his home. EMS responded at roughly 4:45 p.m., Thursday, and his death is being attributed to a "medical issue."

Transylvania County ordered flags to be flown at half staff.

"My thoughts and prayers go out to the Cathey family during this time, and I pray God comforts and gives them peace as only He can,"Commissioner Jason Chappell said. "Will was a long-time and personal friend who had a long career serving the citizens of our community: a former mayor of Rosman, former assistant DA, to a fixture in our courthouse to a sitting county commissioner and attorney. He served this community in many different ways. He had a presence and wit that was unmatched. We shared a common love of Rosman Football, history and a love for individual freedoms. In any conversation you had with Will, you would have been treated to a history lesson, instruction in Latin and, as someone said recently, a story that Mark Twain would have been proud of. I will miss our discussions, and I will miss my friend."

More will follow in Monday's paper.


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