Name: William Dodd
Birthdate: August 28
County you serve: Yazoo County
Family history: He is married to Mary E Dodd. They have three children, two deceased.
Education: Graduate of Morgan City High School (R. B. Slaughter); graduate of MS Valley State earning a BS, and a graduate of Jackson State earning a Master in Industrial Art. Retired Educator of Yazoo High School for 35 years.
Church: Mt. Vernon M.B. Church, where he serves as a deacon.
Hobbies are: Enjoys fishing, hunting, wood work, and helping others.
Comments: As a retired educator, I tried to impact as many youths as I could. Many have gone on and are now very successful. It feels really good when your past students come back and say thank you for the role you played in making his or her life what it is today.
Name: Ralph Sewell
Birthdate: July 31
County you serve: Humphreys County
Family history: Married to Nellie Hill for 57 years and they have five children.
Education: O McNair High School, Class of 1961.
Church: Christian Valley M.B. Church (serves as chair of deacon board, superintendent of Sunday school and one the church trustee).
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 a total of 19 years. In December it will be 20 years.
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