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Former Franklin Co. Sheriff Ewell Hunt dies at 60

Retired Sheriff, Ewell A. Hunt (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)

FRANKLIN COUNTY (WSLS 10) - The former Franklin County Sheriff, Ewell A. Hunt, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 29 after suffering a heart attack in Rocky Mount. He was 60 years old.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office announced their loss on Facebook.

"After a long week of community support to work through tragedy, our agency asks for sympathy and prayers as we learn of the loss of Retired Sheriff, Ewell A. Hunt. Thank you for your 30 plus years of service to our community. Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time."

Arrangements will be made by Flora Funeral Service & Cremation Center in Rocky Mount.