Murray, Williams on bank’s board

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Citizens First Bank has added Vander J. “V.J. Murray of Oliver Springs and Larry D. “Tubby” Williams of Lancing to its board of directors.

The two will be assets to the bank’s board and management, said Billy M. Rice, Citizens First president and CEO.

“Both men are very well known and know many citizens in the communities being served by the bank,” Rice said. “Also, both men and their families are very active in serving the communities by being members and supporting social groups and activities in the area.”

Murray, a lifelong Roane County resident,  was elected to the board of directors in January. An Oliver Springs High School graduate, he is married to Rowan Quillen Murray.

Murray has ownership and operating interests in video rental stores, tobacco stores, gas and convenient stores, sports grills and restaurants.

He is also involved in rental and investment properties.

He most recently constructed and is a partner in Pizza Inn in Oak Ridge.

Williams was elected to the board in September. A lifelong Morgan County resident and graduate of Wartburg Central High School, he is married to Susie Cox Williams.

He has spent most of his career performing contract work for Norfolk Southern Railroad. For the past 20 years, Williams has owned and operated Tubby’s Construction & Excavating.

He is also involved in rental and investment properties.

Williams has been a member of the Morgan County Industrial Board since 2004.

Citizens First Bank is a state charged, locally owned and operated, community bank with offices in Harriman, Oliver Springs, Wartburg, Oneida and Oak Ridge.