John S. Allen, Sr.

bluezigzagVelma Benson-Wilson

Author of What’s in the Water?

Granddaughter of Professor William Benson (1867-1937) founder and supervisor of Marks Industrial High School

bluezigzagJohnnie Billington
J. B. & The Midnighters

Virginia White Bland

Corine Williams DuBose Byrd

Frank W. Crabill

Dr. Willie A. Davis

Dr. Willie A. Davis graduated Quitman County High School in 1965.  He is the son of Mrs. Ocia Bell Davis and the late Samuel Davis of Darling, Quitman, Mississippi.  He is the author of Walking Spiritually which can be read online or purchased at  In addition to Walking Spiritually, he has written 3 other books.  He graduated Jackson State University, Western Michigan University and City University of Los Angeles.  He has more than 40 years of training and has served as a pastor as well as many other jobs in the church.

bluezigzagEstelle Caro Eggleston
“Stella Stevens”


Dr. James O. “Jim” Goldman

Thomas Harris

Thomas Harris was born in Jackson, Tennessee.  He grew up between Darling and Birdie at Lombardy Road and later moved to Rich in Coahoma County.  He attended school in Darling.

bluezigzagEarl Hooker

bluezigzagJohn Lee Hooker

bluezigzagRobert L. Jackson

Big Jack Johnson

bluezigzagThe Latavia Story

bluezigzagAlbert Luandrew
“Sunnyland Slim”

bluezigzagLeopold Marks and Family

bluezigzagMiss Ruth McNeely

bluezigzagCaroline Polk-Palmer
Author of Dead Girl Walking

Keynote speaker for the first Residential Drug Abuse Treatment Program graduation at Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility in Tutwiler, May 17, 2007

Max Palmer
actor, basketball player, evangelist, wrestler

Nicey Hentz Polk

bluezigzagCharley Pride

bluezigzagStephen Pride
Younger Brother of Charley Pride

bluezigzagJames Edward “Snooky”  Pryor

bluezigzagFenton L. Robinson

bluezigzagFred Smith

The Life of Virginia Wing

bluezigzagWho’s Who in Quitman County


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