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March 9, 2000
Introduced by Reps. Allison, Davenport, Hawkins, Lanford, Lee, Littlejohn, D. Smith, Vaughn, Walker and Wilder
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To whom was referred a Concurrent Resolution (H. 4499), to request the Department of Transportation name that portion of the existing sidewalk located between W.R. Grace and Co. Cryovac Division to Highland Drive in Duncan, South Carolina, etc., respectfully
That they have duly and carefully considered the same, and recommend that the same do pass:
RONALD N. FLEMING, for Committee.
TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THAT PORTION OF THE EXISTING SIDEWALK LOCATED BETWEEN W. R. GRACE AND CO. CRYOVAC DIVISION TO HIGHLAND DRIVE IN DUNCAN, SOUTH CAROLINA, THE "HUBERT E. JONES" SIDEWALK, AND INSTALL AN APPROPRIATE MARKER OR SIGN ALONG THE SIDEWALK IN HONOR OF MR. HUBERT E. JONES WHO WAS A LOYAL EMPLOYEE OF THE CRYOVAC DIVISION FOR THIRTY-FIVE YEARS AND WHO WALKED TO AND FROM HIS WORK ALONG THIS ROUTE ON A DAILY BASIS AND WHO, THUS, WALKED OVER FIFTEEN THOUSAND MILES DURING HIS CAREER.
Whereas, Hubert E. (Hubie) Jones was born and raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, and after serving as a marine in the Korean War, moved to Spartanburg where he attended Wofford College on a football scholarship; and
Whereas, Hubie was hired by W. R. Grace and Co. Cryovac Division in 1962 and worked in the Dye Division. When he retired in 1997 after thirty-five years of loyal employment, he was a senior designer; and
Whereas, he and his wife, the former Doris Pridgeon, to whom he has been married for forty years, have lived one mile from Cryovac for his entire career; and
Whereas, Hubie walked to and from work every day of his career which calculates to over fifteen thousand miles over thirty-five years; and
Whereas, early on there was no sidewalk but he still made the daily walk; he walked in all kinds of weather; he observed the construction of the Highway 290 bridge, one of the state's largest bridges, from start to finish; and
Whereas, even though retired since 1997, he often walks the same route to visit his friends; and
Whereas, his dedication to his work and his daily walking commute have greatly impressed his friends, his fellow employees, and the members of the General Assembly. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly request the Department of Transportation name that portion of the existing sidewalk located between W. R. Grace and Co. Cryovac Division to Highland Drive in Duncan, South Carolina, the "Hubert E. Jones" sidewalk, and install an appropriate marker or sign along the sidewalk in honor of Mr. Hubert E. Jones who was a loyal employee of the Cryovac Division for thirty-five years and who walked to and from his work along this route on a daily basis and who, thus, walked over fifteen thousand miles during his career.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.
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