The Mississippi House of Representatives recognizes the contributions of exemplary Mississippians, such as Wilmer Durr of Hazlehurst. Rep. Gregory Holloway was on hand Monday to unveil a sign marking the “Trails of Wilmer Durr.”
A lifelong resident of Copiah County, Durr was born on December 12, 1920. He has been a great promoter of gospel music, broadcasting a radio program for over 56 years on WMDC/WOEG/WDXO. He is a longstanding member of Providence Missionary Baptist Church where he has served as a deacon for over 64 years.
Durr has served his country, state, and local community his entire life, including military service in World War II, and he has held leadership roles in several community organizations including King David Lodge No. 6, Hazlehurst NAACP, American Legion Post 209, Copiah County Human Resource Agency, and has participated in many other community activities.
Rep. Holloway presented Durr with a House resolution commending him for these accomplishments and encouraging the Copiah County Board of Supervisors to maintain the markers denoting the “Trails of Wilmer Durr” beginning on Highway 28 East near Durr’s residence and ending on Highway 51 North near his radio station.