Pair recognized for 100+ years of service to citizens of Tippah, Benton, Union county

Recently a pair of local residents were recognized for their more than 100 years of service to our area.

Willie Ruth Daugherty and Mary Carolyn Tucker both recently retired from the United Community Action Committee with careers of 53 years and 49 years, respectively.

From the Mississippi Transportation Commission:

UCAC was established in 1966 as a private non-profit human service agency to provide social service to underserved residents of Benton, Tippah and Union Counties. Those services included a range of programs such as housing, daycare, energy assistance and transportation services. Since 1982 UCAC has received grants from MDOT to support a rural public transit project. With Daugherty and Tucker’s retirement UCAC is transferring operation of the transportation project to Northeast Mississippi Community Action Agency.

In honor of their lifelong service careers, the MTC recently issued a proclamation expressing special recognition and thanks to Daugherty and Tucker. The resolution commended them for serving their communities and praised their distinguished service and dedication. The MTC wishes them a long and happy retirement.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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