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TO REQUEST THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF HIGHWAY 76 FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH S. CANAL ROAD TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH MAIN STREET IN MARION, SOUTH CAROLINA "BISHOP R.F. DAVIS HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY THAT CONTAIN THIS DESIGNATION.
Whereas, Bishop Raymond F. Davis has been a beacon of light in the community of Marion, and the members of the Senate find it fitting to recognize him by naming a highway in his honor; and
Whereas, Bishop Davis is a native of Marion County. He is the ninth of twelve children born to the late John and Ivory Nichols Davis. Bishop Davis was married to the late Iolar Burch and they have six children; and
Whereas, Bishop Davis has provided homes to the homeless over the years, and assists the community by employing those who need jobs. He is the owner of the WJAY-1280 AM radio station, Davis Funeral Services, and the City Beauty Shop, all of which continue to thrive over thirty years; and
Whereas, Bishop Davis is best known for his dynamic Biblical teaching and analysis. He is always able to defend what he preaches and teaches. He has planted fourteen churches in the Pee Dee area and has organized many other churches all around the world; and
Whereas, currently, Bishop Davis serves as the executive chairman of Greater Highway Church of Christ, a building which he purchased fifty years ago and which has been a landmark on Highway 76 for many years; and
Whereas, Bishop Davis is determined to make a difference in as many lives as he can touch and be an exemplary and active member in his community. He is respected by all and is a pillar of the Marion community; and
Whereas, it is fitting to and proper to recognize Bishop Davis' great accomplishments by naming this portion of Highway 76 in his honor. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly request that the Department of Transportation name the portion of Highway 76 from its intersection with S. Canal Road to its intersection with Main Street in Marion, South Carolina "Bishop R.F. Davis Highway" and erect appropriate markers and signs along this portion of highway that contain this designation.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation and Bishop R.F. Davis.
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