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Mortgage products that help you with home ownership!

At First Southern Bank, we are staffed with three highly experienced mortgage loan originators.

Dawn Baughman

NMLS #526266

Dawn joined First Southern Bank in March of 2007. Before coming to First Southern, Dawn worked in the mortgage industry for more than 14 years originating, processing and closing loans. Dawn is a member of Enon Landmark Missionary Baptist Church located in Columbia. She is also an active member of the Kiwanis Club and the MCDP Ambassadors Committee.

With her experience and knowledge of mortgage lending, Dawn enjoys helping her borrowers accomplish the dream of home ownership.

If you want to purchase or refinance a home, please contact Dawn at 601-731-6025 or

Jenny Bennett

NMLS #1212978

Jenny joined the First Southern Bank mortgage origination team in July of 2014. Before coming to First Southern Bank, Jenny worked in the mortgage business for more than 10 years, processing and closing loans. Now on the origination side of mortgage lending, she is dedicated to helping borrowers fulfill their dream of home ownership. Jenny is a member Calvary Baptist Church in Oak Grove. She is also an active member of the Hattiesburg Area Association of Realtors.

From loan application to closing, Jenny is dedicated to giving her customers the personal service needed to walk them through the mortgage process with ease.

Contact Jenny today at 601-450-4311 or

Jessie Johnston

NMLS #1632568

Jessie joined First Southern Bank in November of 2015. Before coming to First Southern Bank, Jessie worked in the banking business for five years. Jessie is a member of The Life Church in Picayune. She is also an active member of the Pearl River County Board of Realtors and the Rotary Club.

Jessie is eager to help her customers choose the right loan program, whether it be purchasing a new home or refinancing an existing home. Her attention to detail will ensure your mortgage process is smooth and easy.

Please contact Jessie at 601-798-1070 or