Longtime Helena mayor Sonny Penhale passes away

Longtime Helena mayor Sonny Penhale passes away
Fmr. Helena Mayor Sonny Penhale (Source: Helena Police/Twitter)

HELENA, Ala. (WBRC) - Former longtime Helena mayor Sonny Penhale has died.

Mayor Penhale served for decades helping oversee one of the fastest growing cities in Shelby County.

Helena Police tweeted: It is with deep regret that we have to announce the passing of long time Helena Mayor Sonny Penhale. Mayor Penhale laid the foundation for what Helena has become. Our heartfelt prayers go out to the Penhale family. He will be greatly missed.

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