PHOTOS: Guard of honour for much-loved former mayor

CASINO residents came out in numbers on Wednesday to farewell beloved figure Charles Joseph Cox OAM with a moving guard of honour. 

The guard of honour was held from Walker to Canterbury and Centre St with a procession trailing in behind.

Members of the public including family and friends as well as members of the general public and school students decked out in colourful costumes stopped to pay respect to a man who helped so many.

Other tributes to the former Richmond Valley mayor could be spotted around town with St Mary's Primary School lowering their flags to half-mast with a small electronic message which read "Charlie Cox. One of the Best."