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Charter of Incorporation of the Farmers Bank of Pace


Be it known that the undersigned citizens for the State of Mississippi do hereby voluntarily associate themselves together for the purpose of forming a banking corporation under the laws of the State of Mississippi and do hereby certify: 

1st.  That the name of this corporation shall be “the Farmers Bank of Pace.”

2nd That the place where its business is to be transacted is at Pace, Bolivar County in the State of Mississippi.

3rd  That the purpose for which this corporation is formed is to transact commercial and savings banking business in accordance with the provisions of the laws of the State of Mississippi governing banks and banking.

4th That the amount of the capital stock of this corporation shall be Ten Thousand.

5th That the names and places of residence of the stockholders and the number of shares held by each is as follows:

            Name                                                 Residence                                         No. of Shares

            J. B. Bond                                          Pace, Miss                                                    21

            J. H. Pace                                          Pace, Miss                                                    10

            D. C. Shepherd                                Pace, Miss                                                    10

            J. T. Robinson                                  Pace, Miss                                                    30

            W. J. Alexander                               Pace, Miss                                                      5

            E. A. Brown                                      Pace, Miss                                                      5

            Chas. J. Lou                                      Pace, Miss                                                      5

            Mrs. J. H. Pace                                Pace, Miss                                                   4

W. L. Brashears                               Cleveland                                                      10


6th That the term for which this corporation is to exist is fifty years.  We further certify that the full amount of the capital stock of this banking corporation has been fully paid up in cash and is now in the custody of the Board of Directors above named.

       In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names this 16th day of December A D 1918.

J. F. Robinson, W. J. Brashears, Chas J. Lou, J. B. Bond, Mrs. J. H. Pace, J. H. Pace, D. C. Shepherd, S. A. Brown, W. J. Alexander


State of Mississippi

Bolivar County

            Personally appeared before me, a notary public in and for the said county, State above named J. B. Bond, J. H. Pace, D. C. Shepherd, J. T. Robinson, W. J. Alexander, W. J. Brashears, Chas J. Lou, Mrs. J. H. ace, who are personally known to me to be the same persons who executed the foregoing instrument of writing and each for himself duly acknowledged the execution thereof as his free and voluntary act and deed.

            In testimony whereof I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed my notarial seal this the 18th day of February 1919.

                                                S. L. Barnett, Notary Public


            Received at the office of the Secretary of State this the 24th day of March AD 1919, together with the sum of $20 recording fee and referred to the attorney general for his opinion.

                                                Jos. W. Power, Secretary of State

Jackson, Miss March 27, 1919

            I have examined this charter of incorporation and am of the opinion that it is not a violative of the constitution and laws of this state or of the United States.

                                                Ross A. Collins, Attorney General

                                                By Earle N. Floyd, Asst. Atty. Genl.


State of Mississippi,  Executive Office Jackson,

            The within and foregoing charter of incorporation of The Farmers Bank of Pace is hereby approved.   

            In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Caued (sic) the Great Seal of the State of Mississippi to be affixed this twenty-eighth day of March 1919.

                                                Theo G. Bilbo

By the Governor:

Joe W. Power, Secy State

Recorded March 28, 1919