Richard pictured with his wife Ruth

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A reception honoring Richard Rankin’s retirement was held Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at the Community Center in Mendenhall.

Mr. Rankin has served with the Development Foundation since 2008.

After many years of service Mr. Rankin decided it is time to enjoy life more and take a step back. Mr. Rankin has done many things for the foundation and will be greatly missed.

Simpson County Development Foundation President Josh Pierce presented Mr. Rankin with a plaque for his service.

Rev. Darnell Moffett spoke in regards to Mr. Rankin’s service and time with the Mississippi Scholars of Simpson County which is supported through the foundation.

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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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