Four promoted by First Citizens

Four promoted by First Citizens

Four promoted by First Citizens | First Citizens National Bank, Edith Dunevant, promotions

The Messenger 05.05.08

Several officers with First Citizens National Bank have been promoted, according to an announcement from Jeff Agee, CEO and president of the bank.
“These teammates are tremendous assets to First Citizens National Bank,” Agee said. “They are well respected by peers and are devoted to meeting the needs of our customers. We are proud of each teammate recognized.”
The promotions announced by First Citizens National Bank include:
• Edith Dunevant, who was promoted to assistant vice president.
Mrs. Dunevant serves as mortgage originator for both Obion and Weakley counties. She joined the bank in 2006 with over 30 years of banking experience.
Her community involvement includes the Central West Tennessee Board of Realtors, Obion County Walk of Hope, Union City Kiwanis Club, March of Dimes and the American Heart Association.
She and her husband, Terry, have one daughter, Christie Davis, and two granddaughters. The Dunevants are members of Crosswind Church.
Mrs. Dunevant may be contacted at 885-2300 or by e-mailing
• Ben Ragan, regional president for Dyer and Lauderdale counties, who was appointed to First Citizens’ Executive Management Team.
Ragan is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Martin with a bachelor of science degree in agriculture and agriculture education, MidSouth School of Banking at the University of Memphis, American Bankers Association National Commercial Lending School at the University of Oklahoma, the Graduate School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University and the Dyersburg/Dyer County Leadership Program.
His community participation includes WLJT-TV West Tennessee Public Council board of directors, Kiwanis Club and its board of directors and program chairman, Dyer County Zoning Appeals board of directors, Dyersburg Lifeline Blood’s board of directors, Dyersburg City Schools’ Disciplinary Hear-ing Committee, Dyer County University of Tennessee Alumni Association as a member of the Board of Governors and president and Credit Bureau of Jackson’s board of directors.
He and his wife, Randa, have two sons, Chris and Kevin. The Ragans are members of Dyersburg First United Methodist Church, which Ragan has formerly served as chairman of trustees and chairman of the church council.
• Danielle Williams, consumer relationship manager at the bank’s Green Village Financial Center in Dyersburg, who was promoted to assistant vice president. She joined First Citizens in 2006.
She received her bachelor of science in business administration from the University of Tennessee at Martin and is a 2008 graduate of the Southeastern School of Consumer Lending.
Mrs. Williams is a volunteer with both Dream Factory and the HOSTS Program, as well as serves on Dyer County’s United Way Selection Committee.
She and her husband, Patrick, attend Newbern First United Methodist Church.
• Elaine Carpenter, branch manager of the bank’s Collierville Financial Center, who was promoted to assistant vice president. She began her career with First Citizens in 2005 with over seven years of loan experience.
Mrs. Carpenter is a graduate of Northwest Community College in Senatobia, Miss.
She serves as a volunteer for the March of Dimes’ WalkAmerica and is a past member of the Shelby County Rotary Club.
She and her husband, Howard, have one son, Chase. The Carpenters are members of Slayden Baptist Church in Lamar, Miss., where she serves as a Sunday School teacher and sings in the church choir.
First Citizens National Bank operates from 21 locations in Tennessee, according to bank officials.
Established in 1889 in Dyer County, First Citizens National Bank today has in excess of $900 million in assets and serves markets throughout nine Tennessee counties.

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