1998 Regular Session

To: Rules

By: Representatives Holland, Miles, Bowles

House Concurrent Resolution 88

(As Adopted by House and Senate)


WHEREAS, S. Jay McDuffie was born on November 20, 1922, in Nettleton, Mississippi, to the late Carl Gladys Wiygul McDuffie and Sam J. McDuffie, both pioneer families in the Nettleton area; and

WHEREAS, S. Jay McDuffie was educated in the public schools of Nettleton, having graduated from Nettleton High School where he was valedictorian of his class before obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree from Mississippi State University in 1943, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oglethorpe College in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1946, where he met his beautiful wife, Dorothy Hooks (Miss Dot), who has now been his steady partner and companion for 53 years; and

WHEREAS, S. Jay McDuffie completed medical course work in 1947, at the University of Mississippi in Oxford and in 1949, earned his medical degree from the University of Tennessee, Memphis, interning at Methodist Hospital in Memphis; and

WHEREAS, Dr. S. Jay McDuffie returned home to his beloved Nettleton, where he began the solo practice of family medicine in October 1950, and continues that practice today, which still includes an extraordinary personal touch, the latest in medical science and frequent house calls; and

WHEREAS, Dr. McDuffie is a revered community man, a member of the Nettleton United Methodist Church who has been known to sing in his wife's choir at the Presbyterian Church, a world traveler, an avid golfer, a member of the Nettleton Lion's Club, an honorary lifetime staff member of the North Mississippi Medical Center Staff in Tupelo, a longtime member and past delegate to the American Medical Association and former vice president of the Mississippi State Medical Association and President and Secretary-Treasurer of the Northeast Mississippi Medical Association; and

WHEREAS, Dr. and Mrs. McDuffie are the proud parents of three children, Margaret McDuffie Gratz of Tupelo, Kay McDuffie of Oxford and Richard McDuffie of Nettleton, and 4 grandchildren: Molly Gratz, Michael Gratz, Sam McDuffie and Jason McDuffie; and

WHEREAS, Dr. McDuffie possesses a colorful and effective personality, a generous heart and mind, an affable temperament and is beloved and revered by his patients, the townspeople of the Nettleton area and people everywhere who love life, freedom, decency and the light of a faithful servant:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we hereby commend and express our undying gratitude to Dr. S. Jay McDuffie for 47 years of continuous medical practice and excellent citizenship provided to the people of the State of Mississippi.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to Dr. S. Jay McDuffie and to members of the Capitol Press Corps.