|HR 242 - Cook, Rev. Payton B.; condolences
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A RESOLUTION expressing regret at the passing of Rev. Payton B.
Cook; and for other purposes.
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HR 242 LC 10 2756
1- 1 Expressing regret at the passing of Rev. Payton B. Cook; and
1- 2 for other purposes.
1- 3 WHEREAS, on November 5, 1998, the State of Georgia lost one
1- 4 of its finest and most distinguished citizens in the passing
1- 5 of Rev. Payton B. Cook of Milledgeville, Georgia; and
1- 6 WHEREAS, Rev. Cook was the Coordinator of Consulting
1- 7 Chaplains at Central State Hospital; and
1- 8 WHEREAS, he moved to Milledgeville in 1963 and was appointed
1- 9 as a member of the newly formed Clinical Chaplaincy Program
1-10 at Central State Hospital; and
1-11 WHEREAS, Rev. Cook was one of the first African Americans to
1-12 integrate the professional ranks at the hospital; and
1-13 WHEREAS, in 1979, he was appointed Chief of the Long Term
1-14 Care Division at Central State Hospital and he retired from
1-15 that position in 1996; and
1-16 WHEREAS, Rev. Cook was known for his many tireless hours of
1-17 work in the community and, at the time of his death, he was
1-18 serving as President of the Middle Georgia Paine College
1-19 Club, a member of the Georgia College and State University
1-20 Foundation Board, a member of the Habitat for Humanity of
1-21 Baldwin County Board, a member of the Human Relations Board
1-22 of Baldwin County, a member of the Middle Georgia Girl Scout
1-23 Council Board of Directors, a member of the Milledgeville
1-24 Planning and Zoning Commission, and as a member of the
1-25 Oconee Regional Medical Center Board of Directors; and
1-26 WHEREAS, Rev. Cook will be remembered as a Christian man, a
1-27 compassionate man, a role model, and a person who blazed a
1-28 path for coming generations to follow.
1-29 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF
1-30 REPRESENTATIVES that the members of this body express their
1-31 deepest and sincerest regrets at the passing of one of this
1-32 state's most outstanding and distinguished citizens, Rev.
1-33 Payton B. Cook.
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 Rev.
2- 2 Payton B. Cook.
Clerk of the House
Robert E. Rivers, Jr., Clerk
Last Updated on 02/24/99