2001 Regular Session
By: Representative Horne, Robinson (84th), Snowden, Young
House Resolution 7
A RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE LIFE OF RAYMOND P. DAVIS AND EXPRESSING DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS UPON HIS PASSING.
WHEREAS, Mr. Raymond P. Davis, a native of Lauderdale County, Mississippi, departed this life on September 4, 2000, causing a great loss to his family and friends; and
WHEREAS, from 1944 to 1946, Mr. Davis courageously served his country in World War II in the Mortar Battalion of the 26th Division and the European Theatre, earning a Good Conduct Medal, a Bronze Star, World War II Victory Medal and a Combat Infantryman's badge and ETO ribbon with two Battle Stars; and
WHEREAS, during his 36 years of public service to the people of Lauderdale County, Mr. Davis served with honor and distinction as Constable, Sheriff and Tax Collector and Circuit Clerk; and
WHEREAS, Mr. Davis distinguished himself as a highly respected county official and served in a manner which is an exceptional model for his successors to emulate; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of the House of Representatives to recognize and pay special tribute to such outstanding Mississippians as Mr. Raymond P. Davis, a remarkable citizen who dedicated his life to serving the citizens of Lauderdale County:
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, That we do hereby commend the life of Mr. Raymond P. Davis and express our sincere appreciation for his many years of public service and 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. Raymond P. Davis and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.