JTF Hall of Fame

jtf hall of fameThe James T. Floyd Hall Of Fame was established at the 2003 Southeastern Region Leadership Conference in Charlotte to honor Brothers who have made significant contributions to the Fraternity and their respective communities. Charter members of the Hall of Fame are indicated with an asterisk (*) next to their names.

The 2004 Southeastern Regional Conference in Chattanooga saw the first class of new members inducted into the James T. Floyd Hall Of Fame. At each biennial regional conference, chapters can nominate Brothers for possible inclusion in this distinctive group.

James FlloydHonorable Brother James T. Floyd* was elected the 25th National President at Conclave New Orleans in 1984. Under his visionary leadership in three national positions, he created the PBS Federal Credit Union, initiated the National Miss PBS Pageant, the National Oratorical and Debate Contest, the first national membership directory and other programs. Bro. Floyd received his BS Degree from Allen University in 1957. While there he was inducted into Sigma by the Brothers of Alpha Omicron Chapter. Today, Bro. Floyd owns F&M Development Enterprises, a construction company, in Greenville (SC) and he is affiliated with Alpha Lambda Sigma Chapter. He was inducted into the Distinguished Service Chapter (DSC), #99, in August 1987.
James ClarkeHonorable Brother James A. Clark*, a faithful member of Eta Sigma Chapter in Raleigh, served the region as Southeastern Regional Director from 1983-85. A graduate of Johnson C. Smith University, he was inducted into the DSC (#105) in 1991. Brother Clark passed from this life into the Omega Chapter in early 2003 and was awarded posthumously medallion #2 of the James T. Floyd Hall of Fame.

Marshall BassHonorable Brother Marshall B. Bass* became a member (#97) of the DSC in 1985. He owns a management consulting firm and is in his 8th year as chairman of the Board of Trustees for Voorhees College. Previously, he has been on the Board of Trustees of St. Augustine College, Appalachian State, North Carolina Central, North Carolina A&T State, University of Maryland and Winston-Salem State Universities. Bro. Bass was initiated into Sigma in 1945 at Morgan State by the Brothers of Gamma Chapter. He spent 23 years in the US Army where he was a decorated Korean War veteran and rose to the rank of colonel. While in the Army he received a BS Degree in Military Science and Foreign Affairs from the University of Maryland. He also worked 23 years with the RJR Nabisco Company. He is a member of Delta Sigma Chapter in Winston-Salem.
Dudley FloodHonorable Brother Dudley E. Flood* was inducted into the DSC (#128) at Conclave Dallas in 1999. After initiation into Sigma at Eta Sigma Chapter, Bro. Flood has served at every level of Sigma including Southeastern Regional Director, National Director of Housing and Advisor to Past President Carter Womack. He is a retired Associate State Superintendent from the North Carolina Department Of Education. Since retirement he has worked as a national consultant in education and has done consulting work in all but two of the fifty states. His primary focus is conducting workshops in management and leadership for school administrators. He received his BS Degree from North Carolina Central University and has advanced degrees from East Carolina and Duke Universities.

Henry GoldstonHonorable Brother Henry L. Goldston* was initiated into Sigma by the Brothers of Eta Chapter at North Carolina A&T State University in 1960. While at A&T, he studied both Chemistry and Mathematics. After graduation he taught high school for two years before returning to his alma mater where he taught for 29 years. Bro. Goldston has served as SE Regional Director and was collegiate advisor for the chapter at A&T for 25 years. He is very active with his church, Stouts Chapel United Methodist Church, where he holds a number of district and local positions. Bro Goldston was inducted into the DSC (#129) at Conclave Dallas in 1999. He is a member of Gamma Beta Sigma Chapter in Greensboro.
William WalkerHonorable Brother William J. Walker* was approved for the DSC (#139) at Conclave Detroit in 2001. A charter member of Eta Iota Sigma Chapter, the Georgetown Alumni chapter, he has served the Fraternity as Southeastern Regional Director, National Chaplain and regional coordinator of Project SWWAC (Sigmas Waging War Against Cancer). He earned a degree in Religion from Wilberforce University where he was inducted into Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity by the Brothers of Alpha Alpha Chapter in 1969 Bro. Walker is the Executive Director of the Georgetown County Alcohol & Drug Abuse Commission. He is also the pastor of St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Latta (SC) and the Moderator of the Little Pee Dee Baptist Association.

Larry McCutheonHonorable Brother Larry D. McCutcheon* was initiated into Phi Beta Sigma at Omicron Chapter at Claflin University. Elected South Carolina State Director at age 25, his more active approach transformed the role of state director and the organization of state conferences throughout Sigma. Bro. McCutcheon has worked at all levels to speed the cause of Sigma. The 2001 Detroit Conclave approved him for the DSC (#138). He just completed a five years term as Charleston County District Superintendent for the United Methodist Church and currently serves as pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Orangeburg. Bro. McCutcheon held the office of Southeastern Regional Director when the only conclave to convene in South Carolina came to Charleston in 1981. 
Robert BookerHonorable Brother Robert Booker – Author, historian, civic leader, Bro. Booker was inducted into the DSC (#141) at the 2003 Memphis Conclave. He earned a BS degree from Knoxville College where he was initiated into Sigma in 1958 by the Brothers of Beta Eta Chapter. Bro. Booker served 6 years in the Tennessee State legislature and is the retired Executive Director of the Beck Cultural Center, the Knoxville Museum of African- American History & Culture. He has authored three non-fiction books – “Two Hundred Years Of Black Culture In Knoxville”, “And There Was Light” and “The Heat Of A Red Summer”. Bro. Booker is a member of Phi Sigma Chapter and serves as editor of “The Southeastern Sigma” – the regional newsletter.

Winford RoseHonorable Brother Winford L. Rose priorities in life are God, family and fraternity. He received an AB Degree in English with a minor in History from Livingstone College. He also has a Masters Degree in School Administration and Supervision from North Carolina Central University and a law certificate in Children With Special Needs. After teaching for nine years and serving as a middle school principal, he joined the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction where he worked as Assistant Director of Special Projects. In this position, he was in charge of both federal and state budgets for NC schools and oversaw the operation of the two Governor Schools in North Carolina, Bro. Rose has served at the regional level as treasurer and director of all three national programs. He was inducted into the Distinguished Service Chapter (#150) in 2005 at Conclave Los Angeles and is a member of Eta Sigma Chapter in Raleigh.
Larry BlandingHonorable Brother Larry Blanding earned a BA Degree in Social Science from Claflin University and a Masters in Education from South Carolina State University. While at Claflin he was inducted into Omicron Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity in November 1973. At the age of 22, he became the youngest African-American to be elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives. He served in the House for 15 years. He has served the Fraternity as SE Regional Director, member of the National Election Committee and chairman of the National Real Estate Commission. He is recipient of the J. Neil Armstrong Award and the National President’s Service Award. At the 1981 Charleston Conclave he was chosen Conclave Grand Marshall. Bro. Blanding is a member of Delta Kappa Sigma Chapter in Sumter. He was approved for the DSC at Conclave Charlotte.

Willie FordBrother Willie E. Ford is in faithful attendance at every state, regional and national meeting. He has been recognized on the state and regional levels several times. The highlight came with the receipt of the J. Neil Armstrong award at the 2001 SE Regional Leadership Conference. Bro. Ford was initiated at Omicron Chapter in April 1949. After receiving a BA Degree from Claflin University, he taught in Berkeley County public schools for thirty-three years spending 22 of those years as principal of Cross High School. He is a charter member of both Iota Theta Sigma and Kappa Phi Sigma Chapters.
Franklin McCreaBrother Franklin D. McCrea is very involved in his church, community and his fraternity. He received his BS Degree in Mathematics from Claflin University. He has a Masters in math and has advanced certification in elementary and secondary school administration and supervision. A retired middle school principal, he worked in the Charleston County School District for 34 years. He has also taught math at Trident Technical College and served eight years on one of the constituent school boards in Charleston County. At his church. Old Bethel United Methodist Church, Bro. McCrea serves as the chairman of the grant writing committee. He is a member of Beta Mu Sigma Chapter in Charleston.

Marion WrightBrother Marion Wright was appointed International Director of Collegiate Affairs at Conclave Memphis in 2003. He earned a BS Degree in Marketing/Management from Benedict College and is currently employed there as Assistant Director of Student Affairs In April 1991, Bro. Wright was instrumental in the chartering of the Columbia Sigma Beta Club. The club has thrived over the years thanks to efforts of Bro. Wright and other members of the chapter. Bro. Wright has served as collegiate chapter advisor at both Morris and Benedict Colleges and he was honored with the “Brother of Distinction Award” at the 81st Anniversary Conclave in Washington, DC. He is a member of Beta Chi Sigma Chapter in Columbia. 
Jimmy HammockBrother Jimmy Hammock has served the Fraternity as International Vice-President, International Treasurer, Southeastern Regional Director and East Tennessee State Director. He was initiated into the wondrous brotherhood of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity in Beta Theta Chapter at University of Arkansas (Pine Bluff) in December 1970. He is a Sapphire Life Member- Certificate Number 3 ; Golden Life #1237. During his tenure as regional director he established the “1914 Club” and “The James T. Floyd Hall of Fame”. As a member of Bethel United Methodist Church, he served as Chairman of the Administrative Board and is also involved in working to improve his community. He has served on the Board of Directors of Morristown-Hamblen Hospital, United Way of Hamblen County, Morristown College, Boys and Girls Club, Chamber of Commerce and Red Cross of Hamblen County.

David MillerBrother David Miller, was born in Newark, New Jersey, to Albert and Sandra Miller.  He was reared by his paternal Ola Mae Miller.  He graduated from Andrews High School in Andrews, South Carolina. Upon graduation Bro. Miller matriculated to North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro.  While at A&T, Bro. Miller served as student body president and vice president, he also served on numerous University Committees and received countless awards and recognition for his untiring service to students and university.  He was also the first recipient of the University’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Award.  David J. Miller, II was initiated into the ETA Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity on April 7, 1990.  Bro. Miller graduated from A&T in 1990 with a degree in Business Education.  In 2005, Bro. Miller earned his Masters of School Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as a member of Guilford County School’s first administrative cohort. Bro. Miller is also active in the fraternity having served as President, Vice President, and Secretary Gamma Beta Sigma Chapter. He also served on the North Carolina State Board as an Area Director of Intake and on the Southeastern Regional Board as Vice Regional Director.
John MilnerBrother John L. Milner has dedicated his love, life and support to God, his family and Sigma. He was initiated in 1977 by the members of Iota Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. A 1978 graduate of Shaw University with a BA Degree in Urban Planning, he is employed as the Director of Safety and Health at Dorothea Dix Hospital. The first African-American to hold this position. A member of Springfield Baptist Church, he serves on the Trustee Board, Security Ministry and is a former Youth Director. Bro. Milner is President of the Raleigh Wake National pan Hellenic Council and serves on the Board of Directors of the Sigma Scholars Foundation (Eta Sigma Chapter) and the Omicron Zeta Charitable and Educational Foundation. He is a Life Member (#1270) and member of Eta Sigma Chapter in Raleigh.

Darryl PrinceBrother Darryl A. Prince, Sr. is very active in his church, community and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. He received his BA degree from Shaw University In Raleigh, NC. He attended Shaw Divinity School for two years towards the Masters Program. He retired from RJ Reynolds Industries, grade level nine, After thirty-five years of service. He now teaches in middle in Winston Salem. He serves as a sponsor for the NC Department of Corrections. He has served the Fraternity on every level. President of Delta Sigma Chapter, North Carolina State Director, Southeastern Regional Director, Advisor to the collegiate chapter at Winston Salem State University. Darryl has served on the National Executive Committee under two National Presidents. He was selected Who’s Who in Mississippi in Fraternities and Sororities, Sigma Man of the Year. At his church, Emmanuel Baptist, Brother Prince serves on the Deacon Board and the Board of Christian Education. He is a member of Delta Sigma Chapter in Winston Salem, NC.
Willie BensonBrother Willie L. BensonTeacher, coach, assistant principal and principal was inducted into Omicron Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. At Claflin University. He received his BS Degree from Claflin and a Masters of Arts Degree from South Carolina State University. Brother Benson was an icon in educational circles. He served as a teacher and later principal of Birch Creek Elementary School. He also served as principal of St. John Junior High School and was a longtime teacher, coach and assistant principal at C. E. Murray High School, Greeleyville, SC. A devoted Sigma, Brother Benson helped to reorganize the Pi Sigma Chapter in Klngstree, SC in 1950 and served as Chapter President, Vice-President, Treasurer and delegate to numerous state, regional and national conventions. Brother Benson served on the regional level as chairman of the Nomination and the Constitution Revision Committees He also served as a member of the Conclave Rules, Nomination and Election Committees at the National level.

Christia ReyBrother Christia V. Rey – Brother Rey won election to the office of Regional Director at the 52nd Anniversary Southeastern Regional Conference held in Charleston. Brother Rey obtained his BS in 1999 from East Carolina University. While at East Carolina, he was initiated into the Xi NU Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc in 1996. Brother Rey has served the Fraternity in various offices at the local, regional, and national levels. Locally, he has served as President of Theta Delta Sigma Chapter, Killeen, Texas and is currently a member of Eta Sigma Chapter, based in Raleigh, North Carolina. On the regional level, he has served as associate regional director of the southeastern region and currently serving as Regional Director of the Southeastern Region. Nationally, he was elected International Second Vice President, and appointed National Director of Collegiate Affairs, National Technology Director, and multiple committees. Chris has served on the board of directors of several community service organizations, including the Global Community Foundation of New York, United Life Christian Academy, T.H.I.N.K Foundation, and the Dudley Flood Education Foundation. He is a member of Abney Chapel Seventh Day Adventist Church.

Other JTF Hall of Fame members are:

  • Wilbert Morris
  • Keith Strickland
  • James David Weeks