BancorpSouth, a financial holding company, has announced the retirement of Gary Bonds from his positions as principal accounting officer and senior vice president of BancorpSouth  and as executive vice president and controller of BancorpSouth Bank, a wholly owned subsidiary of BancorpSouth, effective June 29.

Bonds joined BancorpSouth in 1981 after serving in public accounting and service in the U.S. Army. Previously he served as a certified public accountant at accounting firm Ellis & Hirsberg.