Southern Cotton Ginners honors Billy Dunavant Jr.

An emotional Billy Dunavant Jr. accepted to A.L. Vandergriff Pioneer Award during the Southern Cotton Ginners Association annual awards banquet Feb. 27.

Dunavant, who at one time headed the largest cotton merchandising firm in the world, said the friendships he made in the industry will endure.

Dunavant, who left the business three or four years ago, said he couldn’t predict the future of the industry, but the he believed those friendships will endure.

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