South Carolina General Assembly
112th Session, 1997-1998

Bill 4029

Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter

                    Current Status

Bill Number:                       4029
Type of Legislation:               Concurrent Resolution CR
Introducing Body:                  House
Introduced Date:                   19970415
Primary Sponsor:                   J. Brown
All Sponsors:                      J. Brown, McLeod and Carnell
Drafted Document Number:           bbm\9336jm.97
Date Bill Passed both Bodies:      19970416
Subject:                           Lieutenant Colonel Dorcas
                                   Judson Elledge, Resolutions


Body    Date      Action Description                       Com     Leg Involved
______  ________  _______________________________________  _______ ____________
House   19970416  Received from Senate
Senate  19970416  Introduced, adopted, returned
                  with concurrence
House   19970415  Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate

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Whereas, Lieutenant Colonel Dorcas Judson Elledge, United States Army Nursing Corps (Retired), died March 3, 1997 at the age of seventy-four; and

Whereas, she was born in Laurens County; she graduated high school at Mt. Berry School for Girls in Rome, Georgia, and attended Berry College for two years prior to enrolling in nursing school at Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan, from which she graduated and received her R.N. degree; and

Whereas, she retired from the United States Army Nursing Corps as the Supervisor of Medical Surgery; she served on the board of directors for the Mid-Carolina Mental Health Association and received the Distinguished Service Award in 1990 -- the association's highest honor; she received the Hettie Ricket Award, a statewide award given for her assistance in community development; she served as president of the Ridgewood Monticello Neighborhood Association in Richland County and was second vice president of Eau Claire Community Council in Columbia; the library of the Ensor-Keenan House in Eau Claire was dedicated in her honor for her community service; in 1995, the South Carolina House of Representatives honored her for her service, and the Columbia City Council declared January 18, 1995 "Dorcas Elledge Day"; she received the Hyatt Park Association Inspirational Community Activities Award in 1994 and received several Columbia Council of Neighborhoods service awards; she served on the Columbia City Council's Citizen's Advisory Committee and the Columbia Community Relations Council; and

Whereas, she was a Methodist and attended Eau Claire Presbyterian Church in Columbia and Ware Shoals First Presbyterian Church; she was a daughter of the late Samuel Earl, Sr. and Bernice Rush Elledge; surviving are a brother, Samuel Earl Elledge, Jr., of Little Mountain, and four sisters, Lillee E. Schuster of Hanahan, Linda E. Mann of Clemson, Wanda E. Moye of Ware Shoals, and Jane E. Hopf of San Diego, California; and

Whereas, Lieutenant Colonel Dorcas Elledge was an outstanding individual who was devoted to her nation, her State, and her community; she gave freely of her time, talents, energy, and resources to numerous worthy causes; she made a positive impact on everyone who knew her; she was admired and beloved, and her presence will be greatly missed. Now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:

That the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, expresses sorrow at the death of Lieutenant Colonel Dorcas Judson Elledge, United States Army Nursing Corps (Retired), and extends sympathy to her family and friends.

Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to Lieutenant Colonel Elledge's family.