Staff


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Bill Russell
Dealer


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Sales

Stan Gunnels
General Sales Manager


Stan has over 36 years of automotive experience with more than 25 of those years with the Premier Ford Lincoln Family. His hobbies include snow skiing, fishing, and boating. As a Sales Manager Master, Stan is ready to serve all your automotive needs.

Hometown: Columbus, Mississippi

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Kellie Clardy
Internet Manager

Kellie joined the Premier Ford family 2 years ago and has been serving our clients with great enthusiasm. She is loves spending time with family, cooking, fishing and music.  Give Kellie a call to get started on finding the vehicle that best meets your needs.

Hometown: Noxapater, Mississippi

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Cecil Hill
Sales Associate

Cecil loves spending time with his grandchildren. He has been with the Premier Ford Lincoln Family for his entire 15-year automotive career. As a Master Certified Sales Commerical Accounts Manager, Cecil is ready to serve all your automotive needs.

Hometown: Columbus, Mississippi

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Cheri Clark
Sales Associate

Cheri is a Ford and Lincoln Certified saleswoman. Her hobbies include owning and showing Quarter Horses and Arabians, raising Brangus cattle, hunting and all things outdoors. Cheri is ready to serve all your automotive needs.

Hometown: Ayden, North Carolina

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David DiAntonio
Sales Associate

With over 43 years of automotive experience, David has spent 26 years with the Premier Ford Lincoln Family. As a Ford Master Certified salesman, David is ready to serve all your automotive needs.

Hometown: Macon, Georgia

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Elizie Anderson
Sales Associate

With a BS degree in Organization Management and Leadership in Business Coaching. Elzie spent 18 years in Europe - 14 years of them playing professional football and 2 years as the Head Coach of Dutch National Team. Some of Elizie's hobbies include meeting new people, watching sports and fishing. Elizie is ready to find you the vechicle to meet your needs.

Hometown: Hamilton, Mississippi

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Gene A. Sherrod, Sr.
Sales Associate

Johnny has been with the Premier Ford Lincoln Family for 3 years. He received the 2016 Award for Employee Excellence in Sales and Service - Level 3. As a Ford and Lincoln Certified salesman, Gene is ready to serve all your automotive needs.

Hometown: Columbus, Mississippi

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Larry Cooper
Sales Associate

Larry has been with the Premier Ford Lincoln Family for his entire 14-year automotive career. He received the Employee Excellent Achiever for 9 years. Some of his hobbies include hunting, fishing and MSU sports. As a Ford Certified salesman, Larry is ready to serve all your automotive needs.

Hometown: Starkville, Mississippi

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Johnny Smith
Sales Associate

Johnny has over 30 years of automotive experience and has been with the Premier Ford Lincoln Family for 11 years. As a Ford and Lincoln Certified salesman, Johnny is ready to serve all your automotive needs.

Hometown: Columbus, Mississippi

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Detail

Johnny Dunn

Johnny has been with the Premier Ford Lincoln Family for the past 3 years. His hobbies include fishing, football and playing with his son.

Hometown: Caledonia, Mississippi

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Sammy Harris

Sammy has spent the past 8 years with the Premier Ford Lincoln Family. His hobbies include fishing, football and playing with his son.

Hometown: Caledonia, Mississippi

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Vinson Jones

Vinson has been with the Premier Ford Lincoln Family for more than 18 years. His hobbies include fishing and watching sports.

Hometown: Columbus, Mississippi

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Finance

Trent Wilson
Finance Manager

Trent recently join the Premier Ford Lincoln Family after graduating from The University of Alabama. His hobbies include hunting and fishing. Trent is ready to serve all your automotive finance needs.

Hometown: Millport, Alabama

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Service

Ryan McKinstry
Technician

Ryan has over 5 years of automotive experience and has spent the past 3 years with the Premier Ford Lincoln Family. His hobbies include watching football.

Hometown: Columbus, Mississippi

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Tony Johnson
Technician

Tony is a Senior Master Ford Technician and ASE Certified. He has been a part of the Premier Ford Lincoln family for 26 Years.

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Chad Burns
Technician

Chad brought over 10 years of automotive experience when he joined the Premier Ford Lincoln family back in 2015.

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Athen Hamby
Technician

Athen has been in the automotive industry for 5 years. During this time he has achieved certifications as Ford Master HVAC, Ford Electrical, Ford NVH, Ford Diesel, ASE Master HVAC and an ASE Master Student - Gas and Diesel Master.

Hometown: West Point, Mississippi

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Mark Butler
Service Writer

Mark has been a part of the Premier Ford Lincoln family for 23 Years. His hobbies include fishing, hunting and spending time with family. Come in and see Mark for exceptional customer service for all your automotive needs.

Hometown: Columbus, Mississippi

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Greg Rogers
Technician

Greg has been in the automotive industry for 35 years. It all started with his family's auto parts store. Now is he is a Ford Master and Diesel Master and has been a part of the Premier Ford Lincoln family for 4 Years.

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James M. Walker
Technician

James has been in the automotive industry for 41+ years. He has professional certification in ASE - Machine Tools and Ford Suspension and has been a part of the Premier Ford Lincoln family for 20 Years. Hobbies include drag racing!

Hometown: Egypt, Mississippi

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Allen Phillips
Technician


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Richard Davis
Technician

Richard has been a part of the Premier Ford Lincoln family for 10 Years.

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Parts

Michael McBride
Parts Associate

With over 29 years of automotive experience, Michael has spent the past 16 years with the Premier Ford Lincoln Family. Michael hold the Parts Counter Master Certification. His hobbies include hunting and watching races. Michael is ready to serve all your parts needs.

Hometown: Columbus, Mississippi

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Ross Chunn
Parts Associate

Ross has spent the past 4 years with the Premier Ford Lincoln Family. Ross hold the Parts Counter Master Certification. His hobbies include football and hunting. Ross is ready to serve all your parts needs.

Hometown: Columbus, Mississippi

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Jay Simmons

With over 12 years of automotive experience, Jay has spent the past 11 years with the Premier Ford Lincoln Family. Jay holds the Parts Counter Master Certification and is ready to serve all your parts needs.

Hometown: Columbus, Mississippi

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John McBride
Parts Associate

John has spent the past 3 years with the Premier Ford Lincoln Family. John hobby is watching football. Give John a call to help you with all your parts needs.

Hometown: Columbus, Mississippi

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Body Shop

Lane Russell
Manager

With over 30 years of automotive experience, Lane has spent the past 22 years with the Premier Ford Lincoln Family. Lane enjoys camping, watching football and spending time with family. Lane is ready to serve all your body work needs.

Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama

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Acker McGee

With over 36 years of automotive experience, Acker has spent the past 20 years with the Premier Ford Lincoln Family. His hobbies include drag racing, rebuilding and selling classic cars and car shows. Acker is ready to serve all your body word needs.

Hometown: Columbus, Mississippi

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Edward J. Duncan

Edward brings over 42 years of automotive experience to the Premier Ford Lincoln Body Shop Team. His hobbies include drag racing, hot rods, and horseback riding. Edward is ready to serve all your body work needs.

Hometown: Columbus, Mississippi

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Ernie Frates

As one of the newest members of the Premier Ford Lincoln Body Shop Team, Ernie brings over 26 years of automotive experience. His hobbies include cars, camping, and ancestry research. Ernie is ready to serve all your body work needs.

Hometown: Columbus, Mississippi

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Administration

Lynn Suggs
Controller

With over 34 years of automotive experience, Lynn has spent the last 22 years with the Premier Ford Lincoln Family. She has been on the Ford Business Management Accountant's Honor Roll for the 33 years. Her hobbies include grandchildren, gardening, and traveling.

Hometown: West Point, MS

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Cassie Bostick


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Jeannie Newman

With over 27 years of automotive experience, Jeannie has spent the last 23 years with the Premier Ford Lincoln Family. She is a Ford Lincoln Master Warranty Administrator, Employee Excellence Level Three Achiever. Her hobbies include Alabama football, spending time at the beach and the North Georgia mountains.

Hometown: Caledonia, Mississippi

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Joyce Perkins

Joyce has been taking care of Premier Ford Lincoln customers for the past 14 years. Her hobbies include reading, spending time with her grandchildren, and playing piano.

Hometown: Columbus, Mississippi

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LaNette Coburn
Receptionist

LaNette has over 8 years of automotive experience and has spent all of them as part of the Premier Ford Lincoln Family. Her hobbies include reading, singing and spending time with family. She has called Columbus home for the past 36 years.

Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky

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Wanda Brackin

With over 37 years of automotive experience, Jeannie has spent all of them with the Premier Ford Lincoln Family. Wanda is the Director of Women's Ministry at her church and loves going to the beach.

Hometown: Columbus, Mississippi

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