Roy B. Fulton was recently honored by having a portion of Hwy 82 West in Greenville named for him.
Mr. Fulton (seated center) was joined by family and friends at the
unveiling ceremony in Washington County at which Commissioner Dick Hall presided.
Fulton, 89 years old, and a native of Winston County is a former supervisor and businessman who made many contributions to Washington County.
The portion of Hwy 82 from the Greenville City Limits to the Mississippi River Bridge will be named the Roy B. Fulton Highway, thanks to Gov. Phil Bryant signature on a Senate Bill decreeing the designation.
The original idea to rename the stretch of highway in Fulton’s name came in a resolution passed by the Washington County Board of Supervisors which read:
“Whereas during his lifetime, Roy B. Fulton has served and promoted Washington County and its citizens in many ways, including…serving as a member of the Washington County Board of Supervisors from 1968 to 1972, serving on the Washington County Industrial Development Commission, serving on the Board of Directors of First National Bank of Greenville and serving as a member and Past President of the Washington County Port Commission, and worked with Washington County and the Corps of Engineers to develop and build the Washington County Industrial Park and Warfield Point Park.”