Popular former Como mayor passes 7/31/2015

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 31, 2015


Popular former Como mayor passes

By John Howell Sr.
Former Como Mayor Azria “Bobby” Lewers, 70, died at his home Wednesday night.

Lewers served two terms as alderman in Como before becoming the first African-American to be elected to the mayor’s post.

He is the second long-serving public official to die in Panola County on Wednesday. Former Circuit Clerk Joe Reid died early that morning.

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Lewers was a veteran of U. S. Marine service during the Vietnam War, a deacon at Cistern Hill Baptist Church, a 32nd Degree Master Mason and a Shriner.

The former Como mayor is survived by his wife, Ester; his father, Elbert Lewers; his sister, Jeanie Lewers, all of Como, and his son, Derrick Lewers of Nashville.

Services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at Felix Cauthen Funeral Home