County commissioner, former Dunn mayor dies

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County Commissioner and former Dunn Mayor Abe Elmore died Sunday afternoon.

Elmore was credited with always putting Dunn and Harnett County first on his priority list of community service activities, a list that was long and full of achievements. And he wasn’t ready to step down from service in January when he was honored with the M.H. “Jack” Brock Memorial Award during the Mid-Carolina Council of Governments annual meeting.

Elmore told The Daily Record in January that he had decided to run for re-election this year, saying that others urged him not to since he was 86 years old.

“I said, ‘Well, you’re probably right. But I’m not going to go home and sit down,’” he told the Record.

Elmore began his endeavors into the business world after he graduated from Wake Forest University. He served as the equipment manager for the Demon Deacons, using his prior experience as an equipment manager in high school as a gateway to get his education.

After college, Elmore began what would turn out to be a long, and in some elements, storied, career in the furniture and appliances sales trade.

A date for his service has not yet been set.

Don’t miss Tuesday’s in-depth story on Abe Elmore in The Daily Record.

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