Charlie Hayes & Mattie Townsend

Charlie Hayes

Charlie Hayes, a standout baseball player, graduated from Forrest County Agricultural High School. He was an ace pitcher in the 1977 Little League World Series and was drafted to play for Major League Baseball in 1988. He played for several teams from 1988 – 2001 even helping the Yankees win the 1996 World Series.

Mattie Townsend

Mattie Townsend was an early childhood educator, musician and community leader. She used her talents to serve at Antioch Baptist Church and taught music to local children. Townsend was an advocate of early childhood education and used her passion to open her own preschool program and later worked as a pediatric assistant.