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4521Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 20020116Primary Sponsor: TownsendAll Sponsors: TownsendDrafted Document Number: l:\council\bills\gjk\20879sd02.docDate Bill Passed both Bodies: 20020117Subject: Smith, Sterling LeeHistory Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ ______________________________________ _______ ____________ House 20020117 Returned with concurrence Senate 20020117 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence House 20020116 Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate Versions of This Bill
EXPRESSING SINCERE SORROW AT THE DEATH OF STERLING LEE SMITH OF LEXINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA, AND EXTENDING DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.
Whereas, Sterling Lee Smith of Lexington, North Carolina, died on November 26, 2001, at the age of seventy-two; and
Whereas, Mr. Smith was the driving force behind the development of the South Carolina Higher Education Tuition Grants Program and retired as executive vice president of the South Carolina Independent Colleges Association; and
Whereas, from a modest beginning of five thousand dollars a year as a scholarship fund for students attending private colleges, Mr. Smith led the expansion of the tuition grants program until more than eighteen million dollars a year was made available for scholarships which were received by approximately eighty thousand students; and
Whereas, he was a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, received his undergraduate degree from Duke University, and later attended graduate school at Wake Forest University; and
Whereas, Mr. Smith served in the United States Army where he was editor of the Fort Jackson, South Carolina, newspaper. He was a member of Sapona Country Club, the Summit Club, the American Legion, and St. Luke United Methodist Church in Hartsville, South Carolina; and
Whereas, he was one of the most respected governmental affairs representatives working with South Carolina state government who earned the affection and admiration of all those with whom he came into contact by virtue of his friendly manner and pleasant demeanor; and
Whereas, upon his retirement, Mr. Smith was awarded the Order of the Palmetto by Governor Beasley, and the South Carolina Financial Aid Association selected Mr. Smith as "Man of the Year" in 1977; and
Whereas, he is survived by his wife Mary Bickett Smith, two daughters, one of whom is Susan Musser, our colleague and dear friend with the Senate Judiciary Committee, a step-son and step-daughter, and six grandchildren. 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 their sincere sorrow at the death of Sterling Lee Smith and extend deepest sympathy to his family and many friends.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to his widow, Mrs. Mary Bickett Smith.
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