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2014-9-15

Delegate Tyler Presents Memorial Resolution to the Family of George "Red" Carter

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 5093

Offered June 8, 2014

Celebrating the life of George Malvin Carter.

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Patron-- Tyler

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WHEREAS, George Malvin Carter, a proud veteran and active member of the Emporia and Greensville County communities, died on May 17, 2014; and

WHEREAS, a native of Southside Virginia, George Carter attended elementary school in Sussex County and Edward W. Wyatt High School in Greensville County, where he worked on the family farm; and

WHEREAS, desirous to be of service to his country, George Carter joined the United States Army and earned a Purple Heart during the Korean War; and

WHEREAS, after his honorable discharge, George Carter returned to the Commonwealth to finish his education and pursued a distinguished professional career with Allied Corporation and Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical company; and

WHEREAS, working to better the lives of his fellow residents, George Carter generously donated his time and wise leadership as a member of the Emporia-Greensville NAACP; Acme Lodge 158 of the Free and Accepted Masons, Inc.; American Legion Post 151; the Greensville County Democratic Committee; and the Greensville County Transportation Safety Commission; and

WHEREAS, George Carter enjoyed fellowship and worship with the community as a longtime member of Little Shiloh Baptist Church in Emporia; affectionately known as “Red Carter,” he was a devoted friend and mentor to countless individuals throughout Southside Virginia and the United States; and

WHEREAS, predeceased by his wife, Daisy, George Carter will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his children, Sharon, George, Jr., and Larry, and their families and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of George Malvin Carter, a proud veteran and an admired member of the Emporia and Greensville County communities; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of George Malvin Carter as an expression of the General Assembly’s respect for his memory.

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Delegate Tyler Presents Memorial Resolution to the Family of Robert "Rudy" Conner

HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 5068

Offered April 22, 2014

Celebrating the life of Robert H. Conner.

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Patron-- Tyler

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Introduced at the request of the Governor

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WHEREAS, Robert H. Conner, a diligent public servant and successful businessman in Brunswick County, died on April 19, 2014; and

WHEREAS, a native of Brunswick County, Robert "Rudy" Conner was raised in South Hill and graduated from Park View High School; and

WHEREAS, a successful and admired entrepreneur, Rudy Conner and his wife co-owned Conner Claims Service from 1980 to 2006; he also owned a beef cattle farm in Brunswick County; and

WHEREAS, desirous to be of service to the people of Brunswick County, Rudy Conner ran for and was elected to the board of supervisors, where he ably represented the Meherrin District from 1992 to 2011; and

WHEREAS, a certified planning commissioner, Rudy Conner represented the board of supervisors on the Brunswick County Planning Commission; he worked to preserve the area's natural resources by creating the Brunswick County Water Safety Committee and supporting the designation of the Meherrin River as a Virginia State Scenic River; and

WHEREAS, Rudy Conner helped implement efforts to name and map roads to facilitate countywide 911 services and oversaw the construction of the Albertis S. Harrison Courthouse and the development of the Fort Christanna Historical Site; and

WHEREAS, Rudy Conner strove to enhance the community on several local boards and generously offered his time and wise leadership to a variety of civic, service, and peer organizations, including as a master mason with the Masonic Lodge of Richmond and a past president of the South Brunswick Ruritan Club; and

WHEREAS, Rudy Conner also worked to safeguard the lives and property of his fellow residents as a life member of Ebony Volunteer Fire Department, and he enjoyed fellowship and worship with the community as a member of Prospect United Methodist Church; and

WHEREAS, Rudy Conner will be fondly remembered and greatly missed by his wife of more than 50 years, Patricia; sons, Robert and Charles, and their families; and numerous other family members and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED by the House of Delegates, the Senate concurring, That the General Assembly hereby note with great sadness the loss of Robert H. Conner, a pillar of the Brunswick County community; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Robert H. Conner as an expression of the General Assembly's respect for his memory.

Area Churches Host Back to School Events This Weekend

Zion Baptist Church Back to School Bash

The Zion Baptist Church, 3155 Smokey Ordinary Road, Purdy, VA where Rev. Jerome Pratt is the pastor; will sponsor a BACK TO SCHOOL BASH on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 11:00 AM. Free school supplies will be given away, while they last. Food will be served and the attire is jeans and t-shirt. Come worship with us. Fun, Food, and Fellowship.

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Obituary-Jewel Duncan Cordle

Jewel Duncan Cordle, 85, of Emporia passed away on September 13, 2014.  She was predeceased by her husband William S. Cordle. She is survived by sons William R. Cordle and wife Peg of Chesapeake, VA and Robin L. Cordle of Crozet, VA; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.  A visitation will be held Thursday, 1pm at Echols Funeral Home Chapel with a funeral service following at 2pm.  Interment will be private.  Condolences may be sent to www.Echolsfuneralhome.com

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