Roy Nixon, first mayor of Shelby County, dies at 85

By Updated: June 04, 2019 3:42 PM CT | Published: June 03, 2019 3:40 PM CT

Roy Nixon, the first person to serve as Shelby County Mayor, died Sunday after a short illness at the age of 85.


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Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf covers Binghampton, Frayser, North Memphis and Raleigh for The Daily Memphian. Omer previously covered county government. He is also a former reporter at The Jackson Sun and a University of Memphis graduate.

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