1997 Regular Session
By: Representative Reynolds
House Resolution 34
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE LIFE OF GARLON MAYNOR, FORMER MAYOR OF WATER VALLEY, MISSISSIPPI.
WHEREAS, former City of Water Valley Mayor Garlon Maynor left this life on Tuesday, March 4, 1997, at the age of 69; and
WHEREAS, Garlon Maynor was born on March 19, 1927, in Yalobusha County, Mississippi, to the late Charlie and Minnie Sartor Maynor; and
WHEREAS, Garlon Maynor was the owner-operator of Maynor Motors Used Car Lot, and was a member of North Main Methodist Church where he served on the Administrative Board and as Church Treasurer; and
WHEREAS, Garlon Maynor served as Mayor of the City of Water Valley for two terms, from 1976 to 1980 and from 1988 to 1992; and
WHEREAS, Garlon Maynor was a member of Water Valley Odd Fellows Lodge #82 and Rebekah Lodge #38, was the Past Grand Master of Independent Order of Odd Fellows of Mississippi and served as representative to the Sovereign Grand Lodge; and
WHEREAS, Garlon Maynor, who was a faithful and loyal community servant, also served on the Finance Committee, World Eye Bank and Visual Research and was elected Sovereign Grand Treasurer and served diligently in that position for twenty years from 1968 to 1988; and
WHEREAS, Garlon Maynor used his leadership abilities for the greater good and growth of his community, and exhibited this higher quality of leadership as a member of the American Legion, where he was a Past Commander of that Legion Post; and
WHEREAS, Garlon Maynor, who truly was a leader amongst leaders, served as a Colonel to Governor Cliff Finch, on the Finch Committee and also served on Governor Ray Mabus' staff/committee; and
WHEREAS, Garlon Maynor was chosen for many opportunities to implement his confident leadership skills, including being selected to serve on the Mississippi Municipal Liability Insurance Plan Committee, as President of the North Mississippi Industrial Development Association, on the Executive Board of the Mississippi Municipal Association and as a member of the Water Valley Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Foundation; and
WHEREAS, Garlon Maynor is survived by his wife, Christine Kisner Maynor of Water Valley; a son, Jimmy Maynor of Water Valley; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild; and
WHEREAS, Garlon Maynor was an honorable and distinguished gentleman; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of this Legislature to commend excellence in leadership and community service:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend the life of Mr. Garlon Maynor.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to the family of Mr. Garlon Maynor and the members of the Capitol Press Corps.