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Rep. Price Issues Statement on Passing of Parrish Womble

June 29, 2018
Press Release


RALEIGH, N.C.  (June 29, 2018) – On Friday, June 29, 2018, Congressman David Price (D-NC) issued the following statement on the passing of former Holly Springs Mayor and Commissioner Parrish Womble.


"I am saddened to learn of the passing of former Holly Springs Mayor & Commissioner Parrish Womble and want to express my sympathy to his family.  “Ham” was a dedicated and inclusive leader who had a major impact on Holly Springs over thirty years of service.  I remember working with him and Mayor Gerald Holleman in the late 1980s to secure for Holly Springs—then a mainly African American community of some800 people—basic water and sewer infrastructure.  He served on the town board until 2011, helping secure land for what is now appropriately called Parrish Womble Park, build modern middle and elementary schools, and otherwise lay the foundation for the town of 35,000 that Holly Springs is today.  I join with his many friends and admirers in mourning his passing and expressing gratitude for his many years of tireless service."