In sad note, newly elected Coffee County Commissioner Benny Jones passed away on Monday, Oct. 24. Jones was representing newly formed mega-district 1. He took office on Sept. 1.
Coffee County Mayor Judd Matheny stated, “He was a great Commissioner who unfortunately left many things to be done. He was an honorable citizen of Coffee County, Tennessee, and a great American. I will miss his advice, strength, pragmatism and humor.”
Matheny added, “On behalf of Coffee County Government, I want to join his colleagues, family and friends in praying to relieve their grief. Although this is very difficult to comprehend, one thing we know for sure is that Benny Jones is in Heaven.”
The cause of his death had not been released at the time of posting this story.