Brenda Hunter retires

Published 10:09 am Thursday, May 7, 2015

County commissioners will choose a new clerk to the board now that 25-year clerk Brenda Hunter is retiring.

But they will not replace her.

That was the sentiment at a retirement reception last week, as family, friends and county employees honored Hunter.

County Manager Mike Ruffin said he has worked with 11 clerks in his career as a county manager. “She is the absolute best,” he said. “It’s her attitude and calm demeanor. We will fill Brenda’s job. We will not replace Brenda.”

State Rep. Julia Howard presented Hunter with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest civilian award presented by the state. She also brought a state flag that had flown over the capitol in her honor. It was presented by Commissioner Dan Barrett.

“I can’t think of a better or more deserving person,” said board chair, Terry Renegar.

“I hope you know how much the people of Davie County appreciate you for all you have done,” Howard said.

She’s been through more commissioners and county managers than she can name.

“I’m one of many managers she has trained,” Ruffin said.

Hunter thanked her family for allowing her to do the job, especially her husband, Eugene.

“I’m excited and I’m ready to move on,” she said. “It has really been my pleasure to serve the citizens of Davie County.”