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Shelby County historian, Ed Williams, dies at 78

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MEMPHIS, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Former Shelby County Commissioner Ed Williams passed away at his home Sunday. Williams was also the County Historian.

Williams was appointed as County Historian by the Shelby County mayor.

Mayor Mark Luttrell released the following statement in response to Williams' passing.

"Shelby County has lost one of its greatest citizens. Ed Williams devoted his life to improving our community through his service on the Shelby County Commission. More recently as Shelby County Historian, he kept our county's heritage in the forefront for the newer generations. We will miss his genuine concern for others and his efforts to preserve our county's heritage."

Ed Williams was 78 years old.

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