Myrtle Smith & Valerie and Roscoe Fountain

Myrtle Smith

Myrtle Smith, wife of Dr. Charles Smith, was active in the African American community serving as president of the Eureka High School PTA, the Women’s Auxiliary of Mississippi Medical Association, and was a member of the Green Thumb Original Home and Garden Club, American Legion Auxiliary, Business and Professional Women’s Club and Federated Club. During World War II, she was served as a volunteer at the East Sixth Street USO Club.

Valerie and Roscoe Fountain

Valeria and Roscoe Fountain were entrepreneurs and community leaders. They owned and operated Fountain Grocery on Historic Mobile Street.  Valeria also was an elementary school teacher and pianist for Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.