Robert and Carolyn Abrams are both community leaders, educators and theologians. Carolyn was the Director Librarian at William Carey University for 14 years. She then joined her husband Robert in attending the Emory University Candler School of Theology. As United Methodist minister parents, the Abrams taught their children to strive “to make things better for others.”
Garretta Burkett was a local businesswoman and restaurateur. She owned and operated the Early Bird Restaurant located on Historic Mobile Street which was known for its delicious yeast rolls.