National Cotton Council 2002 State Unit Officers Named

State unit officers for the NCC for 2002 were elected here today at the industrywide organization’s annual meeting.

February 11, 2002
Contact: Marjory Walker
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DALLAS, TX (Special) -- State unit officers for the National Cotton Council for 2002 were elected here today at the industrywide organization’s annual meeting.

Chairmen, vice-chairmen and secretaries, respectively, of the state units are: ALABAMA –Sam R. Spruell, producer, Mt. Hope; Larkin Martin, producer, Courtland; and Neal Isbell, producer, Muscle Shoals. ARIZONA – Jeffrey J. Ballentine, ginner, Phoenix; Clyde T. Sharp, producer, Roll; and Lon R. Emerson, cooperative, Glendale. ARKANSAS -- Neill M. Sloan, warehouseman, Portland; Larry R. McClendon, ginner, Marianna; and Curtis H. Stewart, ginner, Dumas. CALIFORNIA – David A. Alderete, ginner, Bakersfield; Robert. W. Norris, cooperative, Bakersfield; and Tom Teixeira, producer, Dos Palos. FLORIDA -- B. E. "Sonny" Davis, Jr., producer, Cottondale; Leslie H. Cunningham, ginner, Atmore, AL; and Bruce McMullian, ginner, Marianna. GEORGIA – Van F. Murphy, ginner, Berlin; Kent D. Fountain, ginner, Surrency; and Don E. Daily, ginner, Dexter. LOUISIANA -- Donna B. Winters, producer, Lake Providence; Jon W. Hardwick, producer, Newellton; and Ted Schneider, producer, Lake Providence. MISSISSIPPI – J. Scott Middleton, Jr., crusher, Jonestown; Thomas S. Hayes, III, producer, Clarksdale; and Michael M. Adams, cooperative, Greenwood. MISSOURI - ILLINOIS – Allen Williams, ginner, Cardwell, MO; Steven C. Droke, producer, Hornersville, MO; and Corky Davis, ginner, Senath, MO. NEW MEXICO – Gil Jones, cooperative, El Paso, TX; Alisa Ogden, producer, Carlsbad; and Bob Mayberry, producer, Lake Arthur. NORTH CAROLINA – D.E. Josey, III, producer, Scotland Neck; Allen McLaurin, producer, Laurel Hill; and W. Coalter Paxton, III, warehouseman, Wilson. OKLAHOMA - KANSAS – Bob Collins, ginner, Frederick; Thomas W. Detamore, crusher, Oklahoma City; and Merle R. Atkins, producer, Davidson. SOUTH CAROLINA –F. B. Rogers, III, producer, Bennettsville; Harry Bell, ginner, Ward; and Frank E. Walker, merchant, Columbia. TENNESSEE - KENTUCKY – John H. Willis, producer, Brownsville, TN; Wayne Tritt, ginner, Brownsville, TN; and John F. Lindamood, producer, Tiptonville, TN. TEXAS – Lee Tiller, ginner, Odem; Samuel Simmons, producer, Harlingen; and Ron Craft, ginner, Plains. VIRGINIA –Leonard B. Alphin, ginner, Windsor; Cecil R. Byrum, producer, Windsor; and Mark Hodges, ginner, Emporia.