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Williams Good Ole Buffett in Mendenhall is moving location at the end of the month.

The business will close March 26th and reopen April 3rd in their new location on 3809 Simpson Highway 49 in Mendenhall.

Owned and operated by James Williams, the Williams Good Ole Buffett has been a fixture on Main Street  Mendenhall for 6 years. Williams stated, “he has enjoyed being located downtown and has built a heck of a business.”

Williams is no stranger to Simpson County. Williams graduated from Magee High School where he was a stand out basketball player. James continued his education and basketball career at the University of Southern Mississippi. Williams signed a contract to play professional basketball with Atlanta but made the decision to stay in Mississippi.

Although Williams loved basketball, another passion and interest was food!  Following his graduation from USM, James headed to South Florida Community College in Avon Park, FL to study culinary science.  His love for food led to his decision to open restaurants.

Williams has many successful business endeavors. His first restaurant “Williams” was located across from Legion Lake. Williams owned the Lunch Box Cafe in the D’Lo Truck Stop. He purchased Circle J where he had a convenience store and the Lunch Box Cafe. Williams traveled to the neighboring city of Prentiss  and opened Williams Ole Fashion Burger and Pan Trout Fish. With the success in Prentiss, Williams open a second restaurant Williams Good Ole Buffett in Prentiss.

Williams Good Ole Buffett was such a hit Williams opened a second Buffett in Mendenhall. His Prentiss restaurant has been in business 15 years and Mendenhall 7 years. Williams loves downtown Mendenhall but his only problem is space.

The opportunity to move to  a larger building and with location on Highway 49 fit the plan with the former “Granny’s Table.”

Williams is a family business and his family works closely with him. His daughter Caissy is the goto person for the Mendenhall location.

Williams would like to “thank the people that supported him downtown Mendenhall” without his customers nothing would be possible.

Williams motto is “Our number one priority is our customer satisfaction.”

Make sure to join them April 3rd at their new location in Mendenhall. is a news source serving Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.

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Patrice is married to Greg Boykin and they have two sons, Bradley & Alex Boykin. Patrice is a lifetime resident of Simpson County. Patrice retired after 25 years in the Insurance industry where 23 of those years were with State Farm Insurance in Magee. She is very active in the community and has served in several leadership roles. Patrice has been a Secretary for the Magee Touchdown Club for 19 years and President of the MS Scholars of Simpson County. Patrice was a member of the Magee Adopt A School Program. She was elected to a term on the Simpson County School Board. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Magee Chamber of Commerce. She serves on the Keep Magee Beautiful Committee and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Simpson County Technical Center. Patrice is a member of the Simpson County Republican Executive Committee. Multiple times, Patrice was named Parent of the Year for Magee Schools as well as District Parent of the Year for the Simpson County School District. Patrice & her family are members of New Hope Baptist Church.


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