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Southern Bank honors its own

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J. Allen Corbett III

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From Contributed Reports

Monday, August 21, 2017

Southern Bank recently held its annual Best Bankers Event at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort and Spa at Grande Dunes.

J. Allen Corbett III, vice president and commercial lender in Wilson and Nash counties, was recognized as a Top Commercial Banker. 

A native of Rock Ridge, Corbett attended Barton College in Wilson where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business management/sports management. He has been in the banking industry for eight years.

Corbett was a member of the Wilson Boys and Girls Club Advisory Council from 2011 to 2014. He served on the Cabinet for the Wilson County United Way Campaign in 2015. He is a current member of the Wilson County Young Farmers Association.

Corbett resides in Middlesex with his wife, Lindsay, and two children, Hudson and Charlotte. He is a member of Middlesex Church of God, where he serves on the Board of Elders. He also serves as a college and career ministry leader and Sunday School teacher.

Ardis Taylor Goss was the recipient of the bank’s Service Excellence Award.

A native of Scotland Neck, Goss is a graduate of N.C. State University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in in sociology. She is employed as Southern Bank’s cash management sales and service specialist. She has been in the banking industry for the past 12 years.

Goss and her husband Carl Goss reside in Whitakers. They have four children: Tyron Taylor of Greensboro, Tyrice Taylor of Fayetteville, Shaquita Farmer of Princeville and Shunta Daniels of Rocky Mount. She is a member of Word Tabernacle Church in Rocky Mount.

Heather Vann, banking officer and mortgage specialist in Rocky Mount, was recognized as a Top Mortgage Loan Producer.

A Jackson native, Vann attended Meredith College in Raleigh, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and teaching. She received her master’s degree in Counseling from N.C. State University. She has been in the banking industry for 14 years.

Vann currently serves as the treasurer for the Tar River Civic Club. She is a member of the Rocky Mount Board of Realtors and the Rocky Mount Homebuilders Association. Vann resides in Rocky Mount with her husband, Christopher. She has one daughter, Abby. She attends the Church of the Good Shepherd in Rocky Mount.

Vice President Kim Sutton was recognized as a Top Community Banker.

A native of Rocky Mount, Sutton earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in marketing from Appalachian State University in Boone. She has been in the banking industry for the past seven years.

Sutton serves on the Board of the Nash Community College Foundation. She also volunteers with Meals on Wheels in Rocky Mount. She is a past board member of the Tar River Choral and Orchestral Society. Sutton resides in Louisburg with her husband Keith Sutton and their son Michael. She attends First Presbyterian Church in Rocky Mount.

Senior Vice President and Commercial Market Executive Wayne E. Murphy was recognized as Top Area Executive. He has been employed in the banking industry for the past 35 years.

A native of Fayetteville, Murphy is a graduate of East Carolina University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business management. He is also a graduate of the N.C. School of Banking, held at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; the Graduate School of Banking, held at Louisiana State University; and the Southeastern Agricultural Lenders School, held at Clemson University. He is a member of the Nash-Rocky Mount Rotary Club.

Murphy and his wife Laurie Murphy reside in Nashville.

William P. “Will” Johnson, assistant vice president and community banker in the Rocky Mount and Wilson markets, was recognized as a Top Community Banker.

A native of Rocky Mount, Johnson earned his bachelor ‘s degree from Barton College in Wilson. He earned his master’s degree in business administration from East Carolina University. He also completed the Commercial Lending School at East Carolina University. He has been in the banking industry for the past eight years.

Johnson is a member of the Rocky Mount Area Jaycees, North Carolina Young Bankers and the Wilson County Young Farmers Association.

Johnson and his wife Kaylynn Corbin Johnson reside in Wilson with their son, Beck. He is a member of First Baptist Church in Rocky Mount, where he serves on the Finance Committee.

Nicole “Nikkie” Allen, teller supervisor in the Rocky Mount Westridge office, was recognized as Division I Teller of the Year.

A native of Rocky Mount, Allen is a graduate of Rocky Mount Senior High School and she has attended Nash Community College. She is a member of the Junior Guild of Rocky Mount. She has been employed in the banking industry for the past nine years.

Allen and her husband Barrett Allen reside in Rocky Mount.

Founded in 1901, Southern Bank and Trust Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern BancShares (N.C.), Inc. With its corporate headquarters located in Mount Olive, the bank has total assets of approximately $2.5 billion and over 60 locations serving North Carolina and Virginia. 

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