Clara Hunter was a business owner, civil rights activist and community leader. Hunter owned an early childhood development center and was very active in the NAACP and the East Jerusalem community of Hattiesburg.
Winfred Hudson was a graduate of Eureka High School and Grambling University. After a successful collegiate athletic and academic career, Hudson became a teacher and assistant coach at Rowan High School. Coaching alongside Coach Edward Steele, he helped lead the Rowan Tigers to undefeated status numerous consecutive years.