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TO CONGRATULATE SARAH IDA BOAZMAN SEGARS OF LAURENS COUNTY ON THE OCCASION OF HER ONE HUNDREDTH BIRTHDAY AND TO WISH HER A JOYOUS BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION AND MANY YEARS OF CONTINUED HEALTH AND HAPPINESS.
Whereas, the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives are delighted to learn that Sarah Ida Boazman Segars of Laurens County will celebrate her one hundredth birthday on Sunday, October 2, 2022; and
Whereas, born in Cross Hill on October 2,1922, in the first quarter of the twentieth century, she has witnessed the many remarkable social changes, technological advancements, and international developments that have spanned the globe from that time into the first quarter of the twenty-first century; and
Whereas, the daughter of the late Ernest Pinson and Mary Jones Boazman, Mrs. Segars graduated Cross Hill High School in 1939 and earned a bachelor's degree from Lander College in 1943; and
Whereas, on December 25, 1943, she married her beloved husband, the late Robert Brooks "Bob" Segars of Lee County, and together they reared three fine children who blessed them with the affection of three loving grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; and
Whereas, for forty-five years, Mrs. Segars followed her profession as an educator, teaching in schools in Horry County, Greenwood County, and Laurens County Districts 55 and 56; and
Whereas, after she retired from teaching, she served for many years in the Laurens County Adult Education program, helping many Laurens County citizens to earn high school diplomas; and
Whereas, with a life-long interest in history, Mrs. Segars coauthored a well-written and well-received history of her native Cross Hill community; and
Whereas, she developed her skills in genealogy and authored an extensive history of the Boazman-Jones families in the Cross Hill area, traveling as far as Texas to conduct research. She has used these skills to assist other families in genealogical research, as well; and
Whereas, devoted to her community and to public service, Mrs. Segars and her late husband managed the Cross Hill election precinct for many years; and
Whereas, she treasures the spiritual fulfillment she has received from her church membership. She was a longtime member and historian of Bethabara Baptist Church, one of the oldest churches in Laurens County. She also attended the First Baptist Church and Liberty Springs Presbyterian Church, both of Cross Hill, and First Presbyterian Church of Laurens. She is currently the oldest living member of the First Baptist Church of Laurens; and
Whereas, the South Carolina House of Representatives is pleased to honor this daughter of South Carolina at the celebration of her one hundredth birthday, and the members join with her family and friends in congratulating her on reaching this extraordinary milestone. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:
That the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives, by this resolution, congratulate Sarah Ida Boazman Segars of Laurens County on the occasion of her one hundredth birthday and wish her a joyous birthday celebration and many years of continued health and happiness.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Sarah Ida Boazman Segars.
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