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Legends honored at banquet

 

For the second year, members of The Illustrious Women of Vision honored area citizens celebrating Arican-American achievements at the second annual Legends gala held Saturday.

Members Loletta Redmon, Terrsha Murphy, Lynn Stallworth and Michal Stallworth organized the event that honored area residents in a variety of categories.

Named Legend by the group was Larry W. Fluker who has served two terms as mayor of Evergreen. He has received numerous awards for his political involvement as well as recognition from numerous civic and community organizations.

Robert S. Hardy was named the humanitarian of the year for his work throughout the community. He has served in a variety of public organizations and volunteers with several organizations in the Brewton community.

Herbert Littles was named community leader of the year citing his work in a successful business he owns as well as being elected to the Brewton City Council last year.

The Rev. Danny Benjamin was named as the pastor of the year by the group. The honoree has served the past 18 years as the shepherd of Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church in the Nichburg community.

Named as community educator honoree, Carolyn Bivins is best known for her role as an Escambia County Extension Agent.

Tanae Chanel Ranking was named student of the year for the group with the choice focused on her grade point average as well as her involvement in church and community events.

Advisory board members for the IWV are Carolyn Bivins, Minnie Mills Carr, Glennie Culliver, Juanita Rogers, Minnie Stallworth and Gwen Walton.