Cotton executive Dunavant was ‘a great Memphian’

Business leader and philanthropist died in Utah at age 88

By , Daily Memphian Updated: September 18, 2021 9:28 PM CT | Published: September 11, 2021 12:14 PM CT

The fifth-generation Memphian who transformed Dunavant Enterprises into a global presence was also named to the Memphis Sports Hall of Fame.


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Julia Baker

Julia Baker

Julia Baker covers criminal justice for The Daily Memphian. A lifelong Memphian, Julia graduated from the University of Memphis in 2021. Other publications and organizations she has written for include Chalkbeat, Memphis Flyer, Memphis Parent magazine and Memphis magazine.


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