COMMISSIONERS OF THE MONTH - APRIL, 2019





Ralph Sewell

Ralph Sewell



Name:  Ralph Sewell

Birthdate:  July 31

County you serve:  Humphreys County

Family history:  Married to Nellie Hill and they have five children.

Education:  O McNair High School, Class of 1961.

Church:  Christian Valley M.B. Church (serve as chair of deacon board, superintendent of Sunday school and one the church trustees.

Hobbies are:  Gardening and spending time with family.

Comments:  It is indeed a pleasure as well as an honor to serve as Levee Board Commissioner for Humphreys County for over 4 terms, a total of 18 years.





Robert D. Sayle Jr.

Robert D. Sayle Jr.



Name:  Robert D. Sayle Jr.t

Birthdate:  March 6

County you serve:  Desoto County

Family history:  Married to Anne Hughes Sayle, two sons and one daughter.

Education:  Memphis University School, Memphis TN; University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

Church:  Second Presbyterian Church, Memphis TN.

Hobbies are:  Boating.

Comments:  Having the Levee on three side of our farm gives me a deep appreciation of what our predecessors have accomplished and a goal for us to maintain.






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