Highway sign unveiled honoring Lesley Vance

(Source: Matt Clegg/WTVM)
(Source: Matt Clegg/WTVM)

PHENIX CITY, AL (WTVM) – The Alabama Department of Transportation unveiled a road sign dedicating a portion of Highway 431 South in memory of state representative Lesley Vance.

During his time as a State Representative, Vance worked towards the completion of the U.S. Highway 431 South project converting the road from two lanes to four.

Vance passed away in 2015 following an extended illness. His wife Pat and District 80 state Representative Chris Blackshear says this is a fine tribute to all his hard work.

"I know how hard he worked to get this four-lane and getting it extended to Eufaula. So I am very proud of it," said Pat Vance, Lesley Vance's widow.

"This time and a lot people think you do things for notoriety, but Mr. Vance did it because it was who he was," said Chris Blackshear (R) District 80.

Prior to his service in the Alabama State House, Vance served as the Russell County coroner for 27 years and as a member of the Russell County Commission for two years.

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