Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Long-Time Putnam County Road Supervisor Dies

Long-time Putnam County Road Supervisor Billy Joe "Red" Lamb has passed away. Lamb, who was hospitalized on Friday after falling ill at his home, died on Tuesday afternoon. He had been battling health problems for a number of years, but co-workers say he had continued to show up almost every day at his job. Because of those health issues, Lamb did not file to run for re-election, but his nephew, Terry Lamb, who has been serving as assistant road supervisor is one of five candidates in the race. "Red" Lamb had first been elected to the job in 1998 and had won re-election two times. Funeral services are being handled by Hooper, Huddleston and Horner Funeral Home. Lamb was 79 years old.