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Clanton Mayor Billy Joe Driver Dies From COVID-19

Written by on July 9, 2020

Billy Joe Driver, the longtime Mayor of Clanton, AL died today after battling the COVID-19 virus.

Driver had been hospitalized with COVID-19 since June 28. He was transferred to a Birmingham hospital on June 30, according to WVTM13.

Driver’s daughter shared the news on Facebook.

“It is with a very saddened and hurting heart that I have to say that my dad has gone to his forever, eternal home. He fought a hard fight all the way to the end, but the race has been won. He is now at his final destination, with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I will miss my daddy dearly, but he is forever healed.”

Driver was first elected as Mayor in 1984 and planned on retiring in January of 2021.

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