HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Zeak Lovell Williams, the first black mayor of Hobbs, New Mexico, has died.
The Chapel of Hope Funeral Home in Hobbs confirmed Wednesday that Williams died Monday. He was 73.
His son, Shawn, told the Hobbs News-Sun his father died in his Hobbs home of a sudden heart attack.
Williams was Hobbs' first black commissioner, elected in 1986 to the District 3 seat with 84.5 percent of the votes.