Leliar A. Williams-Bethley was a local business and community leader. She was the founder and owner of Little Angels Preschool. She was known for her love for children and education.
Lawrence Naylor was a graduate of Rowan High School before going off to college to become a dentist. He practiced dentistry for a number of years in California before returning home to Hattiesburg. He continued his practice on Martin Luther King Drive, Katie Avenue, and in Palmer’s Crossing at the Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative. Naylor was a community leader and served as president of the Hattiesburg Chapter of the NAACP.
Constance Baker was a local community leader who helped found the Forrest-Stone Area Opportunity, Inc. from which the local Head Start program in Hattiesburg emerged. Her passion for education led her to open Baker’s Preschool.