Legends



Former International Presidents

Dr. Julia B. Purnell, 16th International President (1962 - 1966)

Mrs. Mattelia B. Grays, 18th International President (1970 - 1974)

Mrs. Faye B. Bryant, 21st International President (1982 - 1986)

Ms. Barbara A. McKinzie, 27th International President ( 2008 - 2012)




Former South Central Regional Directors

  • *Clara Dugan, 1st Southern Deputy
  • *Lois Davis Tyrus, 2nd Southern Deputy/1st South Central Regional Director (1928 - 1930)
  • *M. Viola Butler Taylor, 2nd South Central Regional Director (1930 - 1938)
  • *Olivetta Jones Morgan, 3rd South Central Regional Director (1938 - 1941)
  • *Connie Y. Conner, 4th South Central Regional Director (1941 - 1946)
  • *Zephie C. Brooks, 5th South Central Regional Director (1946 - 1947)
  • *Olive Durden Brown, 6th South Central Regional Director (1947 - 1951)
  • *Eugene B. Long, 7th South Central Regional Director (1951 - 1955)
  • *Odalie S. McDonald, 8th South Central Regional Director (1955 - 1959)
  • *V. Besselle Atwell, 9th South Central Regional Director (1959 - 1961)
  • *Odalie S. McDonald, 10th South CentralRegional Director (1961 - 1964)
  • Mattelia B. Grays, 11th South Central Regional Director (1964 - 1968)
  • Faye B. Bryant, 12th South Central Regional Director (1968 - 1972)
  • Mary L. Williams, 13th South Central Regional Director (1972 - 1974)
  • Deralyn Riles Davis, 14th South Central Regional Director (1974 - 1978)
  • *Dorothy S. Johnson, 15th South Central Regional Director (1978 - 1982)
  • *Mamie L. McKnight, 16th South Central Regional Director (1982 - 1986)
  • *Jewel M. Thomas, 17th South Central Regional Director (1986 - 1990)
  • Jacqueline Dansby, 18th South Central Regional Director (1990 - 1994)
  • Carmelita C. Smith, 19th South Central Regional Director (1994 - 1996)
  • Polly Sparks Turner, 20th South Central Regional Director (1996 - 2000)
  • Shirley R. Fisher, 21st South Central Regional Director (2000 - 2004)
  • Tari T. Bradford, 22nd South Central Regional Director (2004 - 2008)
  • Gwendolyn J. Brinkley, 23rd South Central Regional Director (2008 - 2012)
  • Chelle L.Wilson, 24th South Central Regional Director (2012 - 2016)
  • Katina M. Semien, Current South Central Regional Director (2016 - Present)

*Indicates Deceased