Current Status Bill Number:
3723Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19970326Primary Sponsor: McLeodAll Sponsors: McLeod and J. BrownDrafted Document Number: pt\1080jm.97Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19970326Subject: Dr. Julian E. Grant, Resolutions
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EXPRESSING THE SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AT THE DEATH OF DR. JULIAN E. GRANT OF NEWBERRY COUNTY, AND EXTENDING DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.
Whereas, Dr. Julian E. Grant of Newberry County died Monday, February 17, 1997; and
Whereas, Dr. Grant was a prominent and highly-respected physician; when he first came to the Town of Newberry in 1930, he offered medical care for an underserved population; at that time, no hospital served the African-American Community; in 1937, he founded People's Hospital on Vincent Street in Newberry to meet the community's needs; and
Whereas, Dr. Grant cared for anyone who needed assistance, regardless of the person's ability to pay; he never asked for money and often was paid for his services in vegetables, milk, or eggs; and
Whereas, Dr. Grant practiced medicine in Newberry for over fifty years; he helped secure the grant that led to construction of the first public housing in Newberry and worked with clients at the de-tox center; he also helped many young people move into higher-ranking positions with his recommendations; and
Whereas, he was a leader during the Civil Rights Movement and acted as a peacemaker in the community -- a fact which earned him the respect and admiration of both the African-American and white communities; and
Whereas, for his countless contributions to the medical profession and the community, Dr. Grant was presented the Order of the Palmetto, the highest honor bestowed by the State of South Carolina; and
Whereas, he was born in Bennettsville in 1900 and was educated in the Florence County schools; he earned a B.A. degree from Claflin College in 1925 and received his M.D. degree in 1929 from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee; he interned at General Hospital Number 2 in Kansas City, Missouri, from 1929-30; and
Whereas he was married to the late Grace C. Funchess and is survived by four children: Mrs. Grace Grant Gist of Greensboro, North Carolina; Julian E. Grant, Jr., of Anderson; Mrs. Ruby Grant Waters of Charlotte, North Carolina; and Arthur F. Grant of Newberry; he is also survived by eight grandchildren: Marcus Grant, Terry Grant, and Crystal Grant of Newberry; Dr. Herman Gist, Julian Gist, and Orin Gist of Greensboro; and Grace Waters Ocasio and Robert Waters of Charlotte; and
Whereas, Dr. Grant was a trustee of the Newberry Housing Authority, which bears his name, a courtesy staff member of Newberry County Memorial Hospital, a member of Miller Chapel A.M.E. Church, a member of the American Medical Association and of the South Carolina Medical Association, and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; and
Whereas, Dr. Grant was a great humanitarian, an outstanding physician, a true peacemaker, and a devoted churchman and family man; he loved and was loved; he left his mark on his community; all Newberrians mourn his death but, at the same time, rejoice in and give thanks for the precious gift of his life and service. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, express sorrow at the death of Dr. Julian E. Grant of Newberry County and extend deepest sympathy to his family and many friends.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Dr. Grant's family.