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Portrait of Retired Judge Alexander Lyerly Unveiled in the Avery County Courthouse

By Jesse Wood

A portrait of former Judge Alexander Lyerly was recently unveiled in the Avery County Courthouse during a ceremony honoring Lyerly for more than three decades of service.

Lyerly retired in March 2014 as District Court Judge in the 24th Judicial District, which covers Avery, Madison, Mitchell, Watauga and Yancey.

See photos from the ceremony, which included Lyerly posing in front of the portrait and Lyerly cutting a cake featuring a similar portrait as well.

Alec with his portrait
Retired Judge Alexander Lyerly poses with his portrait inside the Avery County Courthouse.


Portrait Cake
Lyerly’s celebration cake.
Alec cutting the cake
Lyerly cuts the cake at the ceremony held in the Avery County Courthouse late in February.