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Joe Eddie Hawkins

Joe Eddie Hawkins



Name:  Joe Eddie Hawkins

Birthdate:  September, 21

County you serve:  Tunica County

Family history:  Married for 46 years to Rose Mary Huddleston Hawkins. They have six children: Lashonda, Aundray, Ayanna, Rasheda, JoYarketta and Henrietta.

Education:  Northwest Community College - Drafting and Design.

Other Organizations:  United Voters of Tunica County.

Church:  Fredonia M.B. Church.

Hobbies are:  Watching TV.





Ralph Sewell

Ralph Sewell



Name:  Ralph Sewell

Birthdate:  July 31

County you serve:  Humphreys County

Family history:  Married to Nellie Hill. 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 of 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 5 terms, which is a total of 20 years.




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