2004 Regular Session

To: Rules

By: Representative McCoy, Akins, Aldridge, Arinder, Bailey, Baker (74th), Baker (8th), Banks, Barnett, Beckett, Bentz, Blackmon, Bondurant, Bounds, Broomfield, Brown, Buck, Burnett, Calhoun, Capps, Carlton, Chism, Clark, Clarke, Coleman (29th), Coleman (65th), Compretta, Cummings, Davis, Dedeaux, Denny, Dickson, Eaton, Ellington, Ellis, Espy, Evans, Fillingane, Flaggs, Fleming, Formby, Franks, Fredericks, Frierson, Gadd, Gibbs, Green, Guice, Gunn, Hamilton (109th), Hamilton (6th), Harrison, Hines, Holland, Holloway, Horne, Howell, Huddleston, Hudson, Ishee, Janus, Jennings, Lott, Malone, Markham, Martinson, Masterson, Mayhall, Mayo, McBride, Middleton, Miles, Mims, Moak, Montgomery, Moody, Moore, Morris, Moss, Myers, Nicholson, Parker, Patterson, Peranich, Perkins, Pierce, Read, Reed, Reeves, Reynolds, Robinson (63rd), Robinson (84th), Rogers (14th), Rogers (61st), Rotenberry, Scott, Shows, Simpson, Smith (27th), Smith (39th), Smith (59th), Snowden, Staples, Stevens, Straughter, Stringer, Sullivan, Taylor, Thomas, Turner, Upshaw, Vince, Ward, Warren, Watson, Weathersby, Wells-Smith, West, Whittington, Woods, Young, Zuber

House Concurrent Resolution 120

(As Adopted by House and Senate)


     WHEREAS, Mrs. Allen Hobbs Capps of Cleveland, Mississippi, departed this life on Saturday, April 17, 2004, causing a great loss to her family and friends; and

     WHEREAS, Mrs. Capps, the daughter of the late Allen Melton Hobbs and Inda Doyle Hobbs, was born on June 17, 1927, in Greenwood, Mississippi; and

     WHEREAS, after Mrs. Capps graduated from Greenwood High School, she furthered her education at Sweet Briar College and  the University of Mississippi, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in math; and

     WHEREAS, at the University of Mississippi, Mrs. Capps was a member of Chi Omega Sorority and a former member of the Chi Omega House Board; and

     WHEREAS, Mrs. Capps was an active member of numerous community organizations including the Delta Home and Garden Club; Thursday Bridge Club; and the First United Methodist Church, where she was Chairperson of Circle 2, a former President of the First United Methodist Women, former member of the administration board and former Superintendent of Sunday School; and

     WHEREAS, in addition, Mrs. Capps was a life member of the Junior Auxiliary and a charter member of the Bologna Arts Foundation Board; and

     WHEREAS, Mrs. Capps, the loving and dedicated wife of our longtime friend and colleague, Representative Charles "Charlie" Capps, made an imprint on the Mississippi State Legislature through her steadfast support of Chairman Capps during his tenure in the House of Representatives, making her a true partner in his many contributions to our great state; and

     WHEREAS, Mrs. Capps was the epitome of southern charm, poise and grace and the celebration of her life will continue in the fond memories of all who were fortunate to know her; and

     WHEREAS, Mrs. Capps is survived by her devoted husband of more than 50 years, Charles Wilson Capps, Jr.; their three children, Charles Wilson Capps, III, Alinda Capps Sledge and Margaret Capps Allen; and eight grandchildren; and

     WHEREAS, it is the policy of this Legislature to recognize and commend the lives of outstanding Mississippians such as Mrs. Capps, whose love, dedication and unselfishness enriched the lives of all who knew her:

     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 of Mrs. Allen Hobbs Capps of Cleveland, Mississippi, and express our deepest sympathy to her family and friends upon her passing.

     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That this resolution be furnished to Representative Charlie Capps and to the members of the Capitol Press Corps.