HR 802 - DeWitt, Al; condolences

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A RESOLUTION expressing sympathy at the loss of Al DeWitt; and for other purposes.

Purcell, Ann R (147th)
Status Summary HC: SC: LA: 01/14/98 H - Passed/Adopted
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House Action Senate
1/14/98 Read 1st Time
1/14/98 Passed/Adopted

HR 802                                              LC 8 3230 
                             A RESOLUTION 
  1- 1  Expressing sympathy at the loss of Al DeWitt; and for other 
  1- 2  purposes. 
  1- 3  WHEREAS, Al DeWitt was an outstanding member of his 
  1- 4  community who contributed immensely to the personal 
  1- 5  development and quality of life of countless young people in 
  1- 6  Effingham County; and 
  1- 7  WHEREAS, he served his country with honor and dedication as 
  1- 8  a member of the U.S. Navy, later returned to his native 
  1- 9  community where he married and established a family, and he 
  1-10  developed an independent insurance business; and 
  1-11  WHEREAS, he was an active member of the business community, 
  1-12  served as the past president of the Effingham Chamber of 
  1-13  Commerce and the Optimist Club, and was a member of the 
  1-14  Exchange Club; and 
  1-15  WHEREAS, in 1976, he founded Sonlight Ministries and formed 
  1-16  a musical group of college and high school students with 
  1-17  singing talent who travel the state providing a musical show 
  1-18  that includes vocal selections from religious, gospel, pop, 
  1-19  and patriotic music; and 
  1-20  WHEREAS, during the 20 year period that Al DeWitt has 
  1-21  directed Sonlight, countless individuals and communities 
  1-22  have been influenced by the values, beliefs, and devotion of 
  1-23  the hundreds of young people who have participated in this 
  1-24  special musical group; and 
  1-25  WHEREAS, the tremendous involvement and commitment 
  1-26  demonstrated by Al DeWitt toward the personal and spiritual 
  1-27  development of the youth of Effingham County serve as a 
  1-28  model for others to follow and merit the highest praise. 
  1-30  REPRESENTATIVES that the members of this body express deep 
  1-31  regret at the passing of Al DeWitt of Effingham County and 
  1-32  convey their sincerest sympathy to the members of his 
  1-33  family. 
  1-34  BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Clerk of the House of 
  1-35  Representatives is authorized and directed to transmit an 
  2- 1  appropriate copy of this resolution to the family of Al 
  2- 2  DeWitt. 

Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 04/20/98