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SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — Commissioner Garry Scearce died at home early Sunday morning, surrounded by family and friends after a long battle with cancer.

According to the Mount Airy News, funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Victory Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Oakdale Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Victory Baptist Church Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

County workers and elected officials alike told the paper Scearce was devoted to his community and led a life of service.

“We are really going to miss him,” Surry County Emergency Services Director John Shelton told the paper.

Commissioner Paul Johnson added everyone is saddened by the news.

“We are very sad at the loss of our friend and brother. All our prayers are with the family. We will help them get through this the best way possible,” said Commissioner Paul Johnson.

Read more: Mount Airy News