Covering Perry County: Former West Alabama Mayor Dies

A well known Alabama lawmaker has passed away.

The family of R. Leigh Pegues tells WSFA 12 News he died on Thursday.

Pegues is the former two-term mayor of Marion, and a former State Representative for Perry, Dallas, and Marengo Counties from 1975 to 1983.

Pegues then served as director of the Alabama Department of Environmental Management.

He was also the business manager for Judson College for decades.

Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 o'clock at Siloam Baptist Church in Marion.