Former Shelby County magistrate Cordy Armstrong passes away Monday

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He served on fiscal court for 25 years

By Lisa King

Cordy Armstrong, longtime Shelby County magistrate in District 4, passed away Monday after a long battle with cancer.

Armstrong retired last year after 25 years on the Shelby County Fiscal Court. He was a former employee of the sheriff's office, a longtime member of the Cropper Ruritan Club and a lifelong farmer.

He is survived by many relatives, including his son, Sheriff Mike Armstrong.