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Articles of Incorporation


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

First:  That the name of this corporation shall be “Merigold Bank.”

Second:  That the place where its business is to be transacted is at Merigold, Bolivar County, in the State of Mississippi.

Third:  That the purpose for which this corporation is formed is to transact general, commercial and savings banking business in accordance with the provisions of the laws of the State of Mississippi governing banks and banking

Fourth:  That the amount of the capital stock of this corporation shall be $15,000.00 and surplus $15,000.00.  The par value of the stock shall be $100.00 per share.

Fifth:  That the names and places of residence of incorporators, and the number of shares subscribed by each are as follows:


                        NAME                                                                        RESIDENCE                                       NUMBER OF SHARES OWNED

A. B. Wiggins                                                     Merigold, Mississippi                                                                    38

E. D. Rayner                                                                        Ditto                                                                                        4

T. E. Pemble                                                                       Ditto                                                                                      10

J. R. Smith                                                           Memphis, Tennessee                                                                    40

H. R. Park                                                            Merigold, Mississippi                                                                       5

Edgar Brown                                                      Cleveland, Mississippi                                                                  25

J. C. Holoman                                                    Merigold, Mississippi                                                                      5

T. W. Waldrop                                                                  Ditto                                                                                        5

J. L. Nichols                                                        Alligator, Mississippi                                                                       5

J. C. Jones                                                           Merigold, Mississippi                                                                      4

J. P. Wiggins                                                                      Ditto                                                                                        3

S. A. Roberts                                                                      Ditto                                                                                        3

C. E. Lock                                                                             Ditto                                                                                        1

Mrs. Annie Adelson                                                       Ditto                                                                                        2


Sixth:  That the term for which this corporation is to exist is 50 years.


In Witness Whereof, we have hereunto subscribed our names this 15th day of July, A. D. 1927.  T. E. Pemble, T W. Waldrop, H. R. Park, E. D. Rayner, S. A. Roberts, J. C Hollman, A. B. Wiggins, Edgar Brown, J. R. Smith, C. E. Locke, Clara L. Wiggins, J. L. Nichols, Mrs. Annie Adelson, J. C. Jones


State of Mississippi

Bolivar County

            Personally appeared before me, a Notary Public, in and for the said county, state above named A. B. Wiggins, E. D. Rayner, T. E. Pemble, J. R. Smith, H. R. Park, Edgar Brown, J C. Holoman, T. W. Waldrop, J. L. Nichols, J. C. Jones, J. P. Wiggins, S. A. Roberts, C. E. Lock and Mrs. Annie Addelson, 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 July, A. D. 1927.  James R. Smith, Notary Public.  My commission expires Feb. 13, 1928.


State of Mississippi

Office of Superintendent of Banks, Jackson.


To all to whom these presents shall come, greeting:

            I, the undersigned Superintendent of Banks of the State of Mississippi, do hereby certify that the public convenience and necessity require the organization of the Merigold Bank, Merigold, Mississippi.

            The Said bank has complied with all the provisions of the law and is hereby duly authorized to transact a banking business. 

            Given under my hand and the seal of the State Banking Department, this the 1st day of August, 1927.  J. S. Love, Superintendent of Banks.

            Received at the office of the Secretary of State, this the 3rd day of August, A D. 1927, together with the sum of $40.00 recording fee, and referred to the Attorney General for his opinion.  Walker Wood, Secretary of State.


Jackson, Miss., Aug. 3, 1927.

            I have examined this charter of incorporation on Merigold Bank and am of the opinion that it is not violative of the constitution and laws of this state or of the United States.  R. H. Knox, Attorney General.  By:  J. L. Byrd, Assistant Attorney General


State of Mississippi

Executive Office, Jackson.


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

            In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Mississippi to be affixed, this 3rd day of August, A. D. 1927.

By the Governor:               Dennis Murphree

Walker Wood, Secretary of State


Recorded August 3, 1927.