Lamar National Bank Appoints Pardue to Board, Hires Kiemsteadt and Promotes Burchinal and Wilson

Paris-based Lamar National Bank has appointed Van Pardue to the bank’s board of directors. Pardue, a 45-year community bank veteran, joined Lamar National in August 2019 as president of corporate development. Originally from Monroe, Louisiana, he and his wife Ann moved to Texas to lead the expansion of Origin Bank (then Community Trust Bank) into … Read more

Perry Succeeds Christian as Peoples Bank President

Terry Christian, Paris-based Peoples Bank’s president, retired at the end of 2020 and the bank’s board voted unanimously to promote T. Bradley Perry to fill the position, according to a report in The Paris News. Christian served as president of the bank for 31 years. “In 1989, (Chairman and CEO) Ronnie Abbott and the existing … Read more

Arkansas-based Farmers Bank & Trust Opens Branch in Paris

Magnolia, Arkansas-based Farmers Bank & Trust has opened its first full-service branch in Paris. Located at 1375 NE Loop 286, the bank purchased and remodeled the former TEXAR Federal Credit Union building. The new branch will provide full teller, accounts and loan services, a drive-thru and notary. In addition, there will be a MyFarmers iTeller … Read more

Liberty National Bank Appoints Coleman to Board and Names Cecil Chairman

The board of directors of Paris-based Liberty National Bank has announced the promotion of President Carl T. Cecil to board chairman and Senior Vice President Chase Coleman to board member. Cecil will retain both the president and chairman titles. “I am humbled by the confidence the Liberty board has shown in me by promoting me to … Read more

Baum Joins Lamar National Bank as Commercial Lender, Cobb Appointed Vice President of Loan Operations/BSA Officer

H. Gregory Wilson, president and CEO of Paris-based Lamar National Bank, recently announced the following appointments. Alicia Baum has joined the bank as vice president/commercial lender. She will assist with Lamar National Bank’s expansion into the Plano/Frisco area. She brings 13 years of experience in commercial real estate acquisition, commercial construction, working capital lines of … Read more

Liberty National Bank Chairman Philip Ridley Cecil Passes Away

Philip Ridley Cecil, chairman of Liberty National Bank, passed away peacefully on October 10 with his family nearby at Paris Regional Medical Center  in Paris, Texas, due to complications from COVID-19. He was 84. After earning a business degree from the University of Texas–Austin and then serving as a lieutenant JG in the U.S. Navy … Read more

Lee Dixon Woolley Passes Away

Lee Dixon Woolley passed away in Paris, Texas, at the age of 80 on October 6 after a courageous fight with a lengthy illness. After graduating with a business degree from Sul Ross University, Woolley—known to most as Dick—and his wife, Sandra, left family and friends in Fort Davis and moved to Cisco, where he … Read more