Mr. Peery was Mayor of town. Charles Lee Peery of Florence, Ala., who served Centerville as its mayor for nearly two years in the 1950s and was chairman of the First National Bank of Florence, Ala., died on Saturday, July 23, 2005 at Walker Regional Hospital in Florence.He was 86. Mr. Peery was elected as Centerville's mayor in October of 1952, a position he held until September of 1954.A banker - he was cashier of First National Bank of Centerville.Mr. Peery moved to Florence in 1954 and was active in community affairs there. A native of Hickman County, Mr. Peery was the husband of the late Georgia Hutchinson Peery and the son of the late Vera and Clarence Peery. Mr. Peery was an armed service veteran of World War 2 and was an elder of First Presbyterian Church of Florence; he had been an elder and deacon at Swan Cumberland Presbyterian Church.He also complied a 545-page history of the family of James Peery, published in 1996 which is on file at the Hickman County Public Library.A certified public account, his involvements also included the following:Member, Tennessee Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America; co-chairman, initial United Fund Drive for Lauderdale County; member of the mental health center organizing committee there, co-chair of the Cerebral Palsy Center organizational drive; chairman, Lauderdale County chapter, American Red Cross; director, Natchez Trace Parkway Association; trustee, Montreal Apartment; chairman, Florence city Board of Education; director and treasurer, Florence-Lauderdale Industrial Expansion Committee; member, Shoals Industrial Development Authority organizing committee; director, Birmingham branch, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; member, Small Business Administrative Council of Alabama; member, Muscle Shoals Technical College organizing foundation; member, Institute for Learning in Retirement organizing council of the University of North Alabama; Citizen of the Year of the Florence Civitan Club and the Shoals Chamber of Commerce. He leaves his daughter, Jeanette Smith of Jasper, two grandsons and three great-grandchildren. The funeral service was conducted by Dr. Larry Baskin at Camp Ground Cemetery in the Swan Creek Community on Wednesday, July 27, 2005.Elkins Funeral Home's Florence Chapel was in charge of arrangements.Memorials may be made to the Campground Cemetery.