Yazoo-Mississippi Delta


Lewis Douglas

Name:  Lewis Douglas

Birthdate:  February 2,1953

County you serve:  Sunflower County

Family history:  He is the Father of two children.

Education:  Gentry High School

Other organizations:  Served as Mayor of Moorehead (1998-2001), Commissioner for South Delta Housing Authority

Church:  Temple Deliverance Church (Indianola, MS)

Hobbies are:  Farming vegetables and traveling

Comments:  I enjoy serving, protecting, and providing services for the people of Sunflower County.

Sykes Sturdivant

Name:  Benjamin Sykes Sturdivant

Birthdate:  March 02, 1954

County you serve:  Tallahatchie County

Family history:  He is a 5th Generation Farmer.

Education:  BS- Mississippi State University and MBA- University of Texas in Austin

Other organizations:  Executive committee of the MS Valley Flood Control Assoc. 1997-2012, Chairman of the National Waterways Conference, West Tallahatchie Habitat Board- 1986-Present, past president of Sumner Rotary Club, The Tallahatchie county farm bureau past and current president of the Bayou Bend C.C., partner with Due West Farms &Due West Grains LLC., and President of Sturdivant Bros, Flying Servicing, INC.

Church:  Glendora United Methodist Church

Hobbies are:  Tennis, Golf, Traveling, and Fishing

Comments:  President of the YMD Levee Board From 1997-2013, Thanks for the opportunity to serve.

David Williams, Jr.

Name:  David Williams, Jr.

Birthdate:  January 12

County you serve:  Tunica County

Family history:  He is married to Lana M. Williams; three children: Nina, Steve and Kathy: seven grandchildren, three great grandchildren.

Education:  Alcorn State University B.S. degree in Agriculture Education, Mississippi State University M.S. degree in Secondary Administration

Other organizations:  Tunica County ASU Alumni Chapter President, ASU National Alumni Chapter, MS Association of Vocational Educator Organization (MAVEO)

Church:  Fredonia M.B. Church in Tunica; served as Church clerk, treasurer, deacon, & Sunday School Teacher.

Hobbies are:  Reading, gardening, sports, and fishing

Comments:  Serve on Levee Board 22 years, taught Vocational Agriculture at Rosa Fort High School for 19 years, Vocational Director for 11 years, Coahoma Community College Board member for 24 years.

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