NATCHEZ — Natchez Mayor Butch Brown is recovering from triple bypass heart surgery at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Brown’s wife, Shields Brown, tells The Natchez Democrat that the surgery was performed Monday.
Alderwoman Joyce ArceneauxMathis, who serves as mayor pro tempore, will handle any duties necessary in Brown’s absence.
Brown served as Natchez mayor from 1992 through 2000. After serving as executive director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation, Brown again took the mayoral office in 2012.