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Loan Officers

Van Ray

Van Ray

President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Lending Officer

NMLS # 768907

(o)
662.751.1003
(m)
601.421.0008

vray@bankofyazoo.com

Visit Van at our Yazoo City Main Office location.

  • 37 years in the banking industry; 37 years at Bank of Yazoo
  • Graduate of the University of Mississippi
  • Graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at LSU
  • Independent Community Bankers of America Investment School Certified
  • Native of Pontotoc, Mississippi
  • Member of the Martha Coker Greenhouse Homes Board
  • Member of the Baptist Medical Center - Yazoo, Inc., Board
  • Member of the Mississippi Methodist Senior Services Board
  • Member of the Yazoo City Rotary Club
Ben Aldridge

Ben Aldridge

Chief Operating Officer and Metro President

NMLS # 1932970

(o)
601.944.2006
(m)
601.983.8520

benaldridge@bankofyazoo.com

Visit Ben at our Flowood location.

  • 22 years in the banking industry; two years at Bank of Yazoo
  • Graduate of Mississippi State University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at LSU
  • Graduate of the Southeastern School of Advanced Commercial Lending in Nashville
  • Native of West, Mississippi
  • Chairman of the Mississippi Guaranty Pool Board
  • Member of Jackson Rotary Club
  • Member of the Vestry at St. James Episcopal Church in Jackson
Jamey Carter

Jamey Carter

Senior Vice President and Loan Officer

NMLS # 609040

(o)
662.751.1013
(m)
601.624.5977

jcarter@bankofyazoo.com

Visit Jamey at our Yazoo City Main Office location.

  • 22 years in the banking industry; nine years at Bank of Yazoo
  • Graduate of Mississippi State University
  • Graduate of the Mississippi School of Banking
  • Graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at LSU
  • Native of Bentonia, Mississippi
  • Certified trainer for MCFAC, a financial literacy program for adults
  • Member of the Gateway Development Board
  • Member of the Yazoo City Lions Club
  • Deacon at Central Baptist Church
  • Coach for Clinton Girls Softball League
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Hattie Williams

Assistant Vice President and Loan Officer

NMLS # 537250

(o)
662.751.1012
(m)
662.571.5930

hwilliams@bankofyazoo.com

Visit Hattie at our Yazoo City Main Office location.

  • 31 years in the banking industry; 30 years at Bank of Yazoo
  • Attended Jackson State University
  • Graduate of the Mississippi School of Banking
  • Graduate of Leadership Yazoo
  • Native of Yazoo City, Mississippi
  • Member of the King Solomon M. B. Church Sanctuary Choir
  • Member of the Lady Achievers Social Club
  • Lifelong Philanthropist in Yazoo City
Kent Manor

Kent Manor

Loan Officer

NMLS # 1843735

(o)
662.751.1039
(m)
662.571.5854

kmanor@bankofyazoo.com

Visit Kent at our Yazoo City Main Office location.

  • Three years in the banking industry; three years at Bank of Yazoo
  • Graduate of Mississippi State University
  • Graduate of Credit Analyst Institute, part of the Community Banker University by ICBA
  • Native of Benton, Mississippi
  • Instructor for "A Banker in Every Classroom" sponsored by Mississippi Bankers Association
  • Member of the Yazoo Long-Term Recovery Committee 
  • Member of the National Barrel Horse Association 
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Reid Watson

Loan Officer

NMLS # 1915321

(o)
662.751.1056
(m)
601.940.2030

rwatson@bankofyazoo.com

Visit Reid at our Yazoo City Main Office location.

  • Two years in the banking industry; two years at Bank of Yazoo
  • Graduate of University of Mississippi 
  • Graduate of Credit Analyst Institute, part of the Community Banker University by ICBA
  • Candidate for Financial Planning Certification at University of Georgia 
  • Native of Jackson, Mississippi
  • Instructor for "A Banker in Every Classroom" sponsored by Mississippi Bankers Association
  • Member of the Yazoo Long-Term Recovery Committee