Eloise T. Hopson was a well-known educator at Rowan High School, where she taught English, Drama, and Theater. She created an endowed annual scholarship for graduating Hattiesburg High School students who are pursuing a degree in Education.
Birl Carr was community leader and advocate. Through his work with the Greyhound Bus Company and as a deacon at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, he was a conductor/porter of information for the African American community in the early 20ᵗʰ century.