2001 Regular Session
By: Representative Horne
House Concurrent Resolution 12
(As Adopted by House and Senate)
A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE LIFE OF MR. HUNTER WEBB, SR., AND EXPRESSING OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY UPON HIS DEATH.
WHEREAS, Mr. Hunter Webb, Sr., departed this life on May 2, 2000, causing a great loss to his family, friends and community; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Webb, born October 22, 1895, was a lifelong resident of Meridian, Mississippi, where he attended Witherspoon Grade School and the former Kate Griffin High School; and
WHEREAS, at the age of 15, Mr. Webb managed to earn a starting position at first base on the high school senior baseball team; and
WHEREAS, in addition, Mr. Webb spent some time playing with the Meridian All-Stars and played in games against the Cotton States League teams; and
WHEREAS, in 1913, Mr. Webb met the girl of his dreams, Lanell Williams, and one year later they were married; and
WHEREAS, although Mr. Webb was involved in numerous business opportunities in Meridian, the most significant was the creation of the Maywebb Hosiery Mill; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Webb was founder and president of the Maywebb Hosiery Mill, which was an extremely successful orlon sock business that reached production of 10,000 pairs of socks per day; and
WHEREAS, an active leader in his community, Mr. Webb served on the building committee at Oak Grove Baptist Church, the building committee of the Bonita School, a deacon at First Baptist Church and he served 32 years on the board of directors for the Citizens National Bank; and
WHEREAS, at the age of 95, Mr. Webb pursued a General Education Development diploma from Meridian Community College's Adult Learning Center; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Webb will forever be remembered as a humble, gracious and generous man, who shared his good fortune with his family, church and many charitable organizations; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of the Legislature to recognize and commend the life of outstanding Mississippians such as Mr. Hunter Webb:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE SENATE CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby commend the life and accomplishments of Mr. Hunter Webb and express our deepest sympathy to his family and friends upon his passing.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That copies of this resolution be furnished to the family of Mr. Hunter Webb and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.