Community Spirit Bank Welcomes BJ Canup to Board of Directors

BJ Canup Family

Billy M. Bolton, Chairman of the Board of Community Spirit Bank and Independent Bancshares, Inc., announces new Board appointment on June 26, 2018.

On behalf of the Community Spirit Bank Board of Directors and our holding company, Independent Bancshares, Inc., it is my pleasure to announce the election of Bobby J. Canup, Jr (“BJ”), as a new director for both entities effective immediately.

Community Spirit Bank has benefited from the knowledge, leadership and loyalty of Bobby J. Canup, Sr. and the Canup family of Itawamba County, Mississippi for the past four and a half decades.  The passing of Bobby Canup, Sr. in May certainly left a void on our board, in our communities and with his family.

However, just as his business will continue to thrive under the leadership of his children, so must our bank move forward, although reluctantly, without him. Our Board of Directors looked at a variety of candidates in seeking Mr. Canup’s replacement. After discussion and consultation, the board voted unanimously to approve Bobby J. Canup Jr, known to most all of us as simply "BJ", to assume his father’s position on the board.

BJ is President of the family company, Tremont Floral Supplies, Inc. an import/wholesale distributor of artificial flowers, home décor, housewares, and lawn and garden items headquartered in Tremont, MS. Tremont Floral is a family-owned and operated business selling to retail flower shops, wholesalers, and large chain stores both nationally and internationally. BJ knows the importance of an independent business model and has close ties to our bank family. Further, he knows the Mississippi communities we serve well and is actively involved in economic development issues in northeast Mississippi.

Canup graduated from University of Mississippi with a degree in Human Resource Management. His community service endeavors include; former President and Treasurer of the Itawamba Community Development Council (ICDC); Executive Committee and Board member of the Community Development Foundation (CDF) in Lee County; committee member to the Create Commission on the Future of North MS; former President of the Fulton Rotary Club; graduate of Leadership Itawamba and Leadership Mississippi, Dale Carnegie and Steven Covey Leadership. He also served on a special Election Study committee appointed by Delbert Hosemann, Mississippi Secretary of State.

Also, he served as Vice President of properties for the Yocona Area Council with the Boy Scouts of America, where as a youth, he earned his Eagle Scout Award and as an adult, has been awarded the Silver Beaver. He is Woodbadge trained and has taught in many Woodbadge and Powder Horn courses to Boy Scout leaders.

BJ and his wife, Cynthia, have two daughters and a son in law, Chelsea and Caul Coker and Rachel Canup. They currently live in Fulton, Mississippi and are members of Tremont First Baptist Church. As a member of the church, BJ has served as a Sunday School teacher, financial budget committee member, and pianist. Outside of work, BJ enjoys spending time with his family, and being involved in the community and region.

Brad M. Bolton, President/CEO stated, “we are confident that BJ will represent his community, his family, their interest in the bank and all of our shareholders in an exemplary fashion. We welcome him to our bank Board of Directors and our Holding Company Board, and are proud that the Canup family will continue to be involved in the leadership of our institution. I know that BJ will help us continue our goals of providing exceptional customer service through honesty, integrity, knowledge and dedication to the betterment of our community, customers and shareholders.”

Branch Locations

Red Bay:

Community Spirit Bank
200 4th Avenue SW
Red Bay, AL 35 582
(256) 356-4445

Drive-Thru Hours:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
Wed 8:00am-4:00pm
Sat 8:00am-12:00pm

Lobby Hours:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
Wed 9:00am-4:00pm
Sat Closed

ATM Location:

Inside McDonald's
606 4TH Avenue SE
Red Bay, AL 35 582

Redmont:

Redmont Branch
1107 Fourth ST NW
Red Bay, AL 35 582
(256) 356-8724

Drive-Thru Hours:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
Wed 8:00am-4:00pm
Sat Closed

Lobby Hours:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
Wed 8:00am-4:00pm
Sat Closed

Russellville:

Community Spirit Bank
14009 HWY 43
Russellville, AL 35 653
(256) 332-5315

Drive-Thru Hours:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
Wed 8:00am-4:00pm
Sat 8:00am-12:00pm

Lobby Hours:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 9:00am-5:00pm
Wed 9:00am-4:00pm
Sat Closed

Vina:

Community Spirit Bank
7141 Hwy. 19
Vina, AL 35 593
(256) 356-6947

Hours:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 8:00am-4:30pm
Closed 1:00pm-2:00pm
Wed Closed
Sat Closed

Belmont:

Community Spirit Bank
342 Second Street
Belmont, MS 38 827
(662) 454-0001

Drive-Thru Hours:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 8:00am-5:00pm
Wed 8:00am-4:00pm
Sat 8:00am-12:00pm

Lobby Hours:
Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri 8:30am-5:00pm
Wed 8:30am-4:00pm
Sat Closed