Thanks to these Dedicated Supporters

HALL OF HONOR

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 Each year, an Executive Committee reviews and recommends those individuals who have played an important role in the growth and development of our programs and center.  They are nominated by the committee, and voted on by the Advisory Board: 

HALL OF HONOR INDUCTEE - 2007

Mr. Tullus R. Castor

   Mr. Castor was our first inductee and is 

the husband of Hall of Honor inductee, Mrs. Joyce Castor.  

A long-time board member, Mr. Castor was an advocate for de l'Epee 

and made sure that we were always remembered 

by the Elks for funding and food donations.    

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HALL OF HONOR INDUCTEE - 2008

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Charles "Charlie" Carver

Our first Deaf Inductee was 

always willing to help and never said no.

Charlie was an advocate for Deaf rights and fought for 

equal access and communication for all Deaf in all situations

HALL OF HONOR INDUCTEE - 2009

A.J.M. "Bubba" Outstalet, Jr.

 Mr. Oustalet was a major financial supporter 

to the programs and building of the Center 

where it stands today.   

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HALL OF HONOR INDUCTEE - 2014

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Mrs. Lena Mae Oustalet

After her husband's death, Lena Mae continued 

to support the Deaf Center each year through 

the Oustalet Foundation. 

Having a Deaf child allowed the Oustalets

insight into the valuable service we provide. 

The Oustalet Foundation continues to support

de l'Epee annually.

HALL OF HONOR INDUCTEE - 2011

Mrs. Mary Francis Stafford

    Mrs. Stafford was a staunch advocate for the Deaf, 

working with the Mississippi Gulf Coast Chapter of Quota International 

to promote the programs and need for funding.     

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HALL OF HONOR INDUCTEE - 2015

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Sr. Dolores Coleman, D.C.

Sr. Dolores was the Founder of de l'Epee 

and began the mission of serving the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  

Sr. Dolores is the only recipient to date, inducted while living. 

HALL OF HONOR INDUCTEE - 2016

Mrs. Joyce V. Castor

Mrs. Castor supported the Center in many aspects 

from personal financial donations to being our liaison 

with the Elks Auxiliary and establishing a

Scholarship fund for studies

 in fields to benefit Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 

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