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Friends of SMSH

Friends of South Mississippi State Hospital is a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting understanding of mental health and the needs of individuals with mental illness, improving the quality of life for patients, and providing recognition and support for employees.



Membership is made up of individuals from the hospital staff, members of civic and service groups, and individuals from the community.


Anyone who is interested in serving as an advocate for individuals with mental illness can be a member. Annual membership fees are $10.00.

Click HERE to download an application to join Friends of South Mississippi State Hospital.

The application for Corporate Sponsorship can be found HERE​.

Friends of SMSH, Inc. is classified as a public charity and is exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Friends of SMSH are deductible under section 170 of the Code.


Friends of SMSH Board of Directors

​Name Organization​​​ Friends Po​sition​
Doug Boutwell
Michael Graham
Community Volunteer
Pearl River Valley EPA
Vice President
Pat Lee Lamar Healthcare & Rehab ​Immediate Past President
​Bill Coll ​Community Volunteer ​Board Member at Large
​Missy Gipson Hancock Whitney - Purvis ​Board Member at Large
​Andrea Hood ​Hancock Whitney - Highway 98 ​Board Member at Large
Harold Myatt​ ​Myatt Leasing ​Board Member at Large
​Benny Prestridge ​Community Volunteer ​Board Member at Large
​Steve Reid ​Pearl River County Hospital ​Board Member at Large
​Wynona Wiley ​Community Volunteer ​Board Member at Large
​Angela Chatman ​SMSH ​2018 Employee of the Year
​Sabrina Young ​SMSH Director ​Ex-Officio
​Andy Tucker ​SMSH Fiscal Services Director ​Ex-Officio, Treasurer
​Donna Boutwell ​SMSH Public Relations Director ​Ex-Officio, Secretary
​Ed Felsher ​Community Volunteer ​Honorary Board
​Greg Lowery ​Owens Business Machines ​Honorary Board
​Jeff Mayo ​Oak Grove Heating & Air ​Honorary Board
John Blanks​ ​Director Emeritus
​Mary E. Ray ​Director Emeritus
​Sharon Rainey ​Director Emeritus

Corporate Sponsors

​​​Platinum Sponsors ​Doug Boutwell
​Bill Coll
​Doleac Electric Company
​Fred Hatten
​Lynnette and Don Kendrick

​​Jeff and Kathy Mayo
​Harold Myatt
​Purvis Juniorettes
​Valley Foods
​Whitfield Heating & Air
​Wynona Wiley
Gold Sponsors​ ​Aflac -- Josh Cline Agency
​Betty Rose Breazeale
​Century First Federal Credit Union
​The First
​Hancock Whitney
​Pat Lee
​Mississippi Board of Mental Health
​Owens Business Machines
​Pearl River Valley Electric Power Association
​Purvis Woman's Club
​Southern Development of Mississippi
​Silver Sponsors ​Lance Computer Systems d/b/a Netbase Technologies

In-Kind Sponsors

All Brands Foods
Pearson Pawn & Gift
Water Flow Productions




Membership Levels

Annual Corporate Sponsorships

 Platinum (3 representatives) $200+
Gold (2 representatives) $100+
Silver (1 representative) $50+

 Employee Donations (above $10)

General $1.00 per pay period
Emerald $2.50 per pay period
Ruby $4.60 per pay period
Sapphire $8.75 per pay period
Diamond $12.50+ per pay period

In-Kind Contributions Corporate/Citizen

 Jade $50
Onyx $100
Opal $200
Pearl $300 and above​


  • 823 Highway 589 
    Purvis, Mississippi
  • Phone:  601.794.0100
    Fax:        601.794.0210
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