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Former Oxford Mayor Leslie to be buried tomorrow

OXFORD — Gravesite services are scheduled tomorrow for John Leslie, the former longtime mayor of Oxford, who died Saturday at the Mississippi Veterans Home in Oxford. He was 88.

Leslie served six terms as mayor and worked as a pharmacist in Oxford for 38 years.

Officials with Waller Funeral Homes said today that a graveside memorial service will be tomorrow at 1 p.m. in Oxford Memorial Cemetery.

A World War II veteran, Leslie graduated from the University of Mississippi.

While mayor, the city built a public library, a new police station, the first public swimming pool, as well as the John Leslie Tennis Courts and Activity Center. The city also helped build a baseball facility at Ole Miss.

Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth; two daughters, a son and nine grandchildren.

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