‘We will forever be grateful to him’: Former

ROSWELL, Ga. — The former mayor of the city of Roswell has died, officials told Channel 2 Action News.

According to officials William Lee “Pug” Mabry, the 34th mayor of Roswell died Friday, April 28 at the age of 95.

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Officials said Mabry served the city for 31 years from 1966 until 1997.

“Mayor Pug Mabry devoted his life to Roswell and to bettering our City in extraordinary ways,” said current Roswell Mayor Kurt Wilson. “We will forever be grateful to him and his legacy of leadership and public service. I extend my deepest condolences to Pug’s wife, Sandra, to his family and friends, and to all those who loved and respected him.”

Under Mabry’s tenure, the city of Roswell grew from about 3,000 residents to almost 60,000 residents.


A public celebration of life will be held on Sunday, May 7, at 2 p.m., at Roswell First Baptist Church, 710 Mimosa Boulevard, Roswell. A private, family, graveside service will follow the church service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Pug Mabry to Roswell First Baptist Foundation at

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