Farms is a diversified agriculture operation
located near Flora, Mississippi, just
northwest of Jackson about 25 miles. Dudley
Bozeman began Bozeman Farms with wife Mae.
Webb, along with his wife Frances and
daughters Karley and Danielle farm near
Flora. Son Dudley Richard “D.R.” and his
wife Shannon along with their children Trey
and Emma reside at the cattle headquarters
on the farm. D.R. is now the president
of the cattle operations for Bozeman Farms.
Youngest son Harvey handles the real estate
and business aspects of Bozeman Farms.
Harvey and his wife Gina have two children,
Clara Grace and Swayze.
Bozeman Farms consist of cotton and corn
farmland; a commercial cattle operation
emphasizing Angus and Simmental genetics;
some of the finest deer hunting that you can
find in the South; and real estate featuring
prime properties in close proximity to the
Jackson metro area.
Tribute to Big Dud
offer this tribute to our Dad, Dudley R.
Bozeman, who died from complications
associated with bronchial pneumonia
Thursday, May 24, 2007 at the Mississippi
Baptist Medical Center.
The 66 year-old cattleman, farmer and
landowner had a quiet and understated
demeanor, and an aversion towards being away
from Flora. But, these traits belied his
passion as a benefactor to many
organizations and as a champion of many
Winner of the 2008 Dudley Bozeman Memorial
Zachery Charles Brower, Water Valley
He was a faithful member of the Flora United
Methodist Church and active in many
organizations, including serving as
president of both the Mississippi
Cattleman’s Association and the Mississippi
State University Bulldog Club. He served as
a board member of the Dixie National Sale of
Jr. Champions, supported the Fellowship of
Christian Athletes and was one of the
founders of Tri County Academy. He served on
the board of directors for the North
American Limousin Foundation.
The service for “Big Dud,” as his family and
many friends knew him, was held at the Flora
United Methodist Church on May 26 followed
by burial at the Bozeman Family Cemetery at
the Bozeman home place on Cox Ferry Road in
Services for Bozeman celebrated a life that
was dedicated to family, friends and the
Bozeman grew up in Florence, Mississippi.
After graduating from high school there in
1959, he moved with his family to Madison.
Following attendance and graduation from
Mississippi State University, he began
farming in Hinds and Madison counties. He
made Flora his home in 1965.
Bozeman especially cherished Flora, where he
enjoyed hunting and spending time with his
grandchildren. It was due, in part, to his
practice of sound wildlife management and
land conservation that Flora became a
destination on the wish list of many hunters
and other outdoor enthusiasts.
The Madison County Board of
Supervisors on June 25 honored the
life of longtime Flora resident and
property owner Dudley Bozeman for
“humble (and) distinguished,
record of service to his fellow man, (and) leadership.”
The board passed two resolutions. The first
honored Bozeman for his ability to bring
“reason and a cooperative spirit to the
deliberations” of some of the many
organizations he has been a part of.
It also stated that Bozeman’s “nobleness of
character, his deep commitment to his
family, church and community, and his calm
demeanor typify all that is good about Flora
and Madison County.”
The second resolution honored Bozeman by
requesting that the Mississippi Department
of Transportation name the proposed new
alternate route of State Highway 22 as the
Dudley R. Bozeman Memorial Highway.
The resolutions were offered by District 4
Supervisor Karl Banks. Banks says that
Bozeman’s help in Madison County would be
“Dudley Bozeman was a good contributor to
Madison County and District 4,” Banks said.
“He was always helpful, and had great ideas,
including the alternate route of Hwy 22 from
Canton to Flora to Edwards. We worked
together for many years and just like all of
Madison County, I will greatly miss him.”
The resolutions were prepared by Chancery
Clerk Arthur Johnston. Johnston said he will
miss being able to turn to Bozeman for calm
advice during troubling times.
“To me, Dudley Bozeman stood for all the
things that make Flora and Madison County
special,” said Johnston. “On occasions when
political winds seemed to blow a little too
harshly for my tastes, I’d often turn to him
for advice and wisdom on how to proceed. He
always had a way of calming things down and
helping me see the way to a solution.
Beverly and I are honored to have called him
a friend, and we will dearly miss him.”