Contributed by Chairman of Bladen County Board of Commissioners, Ray Britt
We are saddened to learn this morning of the sudden death of Bladen County Commissioner Russell Priest. Russell tirelessly served this community by devoting his life to public service, having taught and coached at East Bladen High School for approximately four decades. He served as a Town of Elizabethtown town council member for eleven years and as a County Commissioner for the past ten years, including time as
chairman of the Board.
Having served with Russell for several years on the Board of County Commissioners, I admired his strong support for education, public safety, and county employees.
On behalf of the Board of County Commissioners and citizens of Bladen County, I would like to extend sincere condolences to his wife, Doll, and their family. He will truly be missed.
Ray Britt, Chairman
Bladen County Board of Commissioners