Former Lawrence Mayor, Ervin "Erv" Hodges has died

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TOPEKA (WIBW)-- The former mayor of Lawrence has died.

According to the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home and Crematory website, Ervin "Erv" Hodges died Saturday, he was 89.

Hodges joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1948, earning the rank of Lt. Colonel before retiring. He was elected to the Lawrence City Commission and served as mayor in 2000.

Hodges was married for 69 years and leaves behind a host of family and friends. Visitation will be Friday from 6 to 8 p.m., at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church.