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HouseBill Number: 4232Primary Sponsor: HarvinType of Legislation: CRSubject: Coker, Laura Jane DennisDate Bill Passed both Bodies: Jan 22, 1992Computer Document Number: BBM/9631.JMIntroduced Date: Jan 22, 1992Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: Jan 22, 1992Last History Type: Received from SenateScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: HarvinType of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 4232 House Jan 22, 1992 Received from Senate 4232 Senate Jan 22, 1992 Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence 4232 House Jan 22, 1992 Introduced, adopted, sent to SenateView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
EXPRESSING THE SORROW OF THE MEMBERS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AT THE DEATH OF LAURA JANE DENNIS COKER OF CLARENDON COUNTY AND EXTENDING SYMPATHY TO HER FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS.
Whereas, Laura Jane Dennis Coker of Turbeville, Clarendon County, died in November, 1991, at the age of ninety-five; and
Whereas, Mrs. Coker was born in Turbeville -- the daughter of Michael L. "Bud" Dennis and Mary Ann Gray Dennis; and
Whereas, she was a charter member of Turbeville Southern Methodist Church, the mother church of the denomination; and
Whereas, she was a founder of the Women's Missionary Society of the Southern Methodist Church; and
Whereas, Mrs. Coker had an ongoing interest in world missions, having been challenged by a missionary on furlough in about 1910; and
Whereas, her husband, Mr. Clarence E. Coker, died in 1980; and
Whereas, Mrs. Coker is survived by one daughter and five sons, namely: Mrs. Charles A. Thigpen (Lolly) of Nashville, Tennessee; Mr. G. Ray Coker, Dr. Larry W. Coker, and Mr. Donald G. Coker, of Turbeville; Dr. Homer Coker of Carrollton, Georgia; and Dr. C. E. Coker, Jr., of Manning; and
Whereas, she is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. Meddie Phillips of Columbia and Mrs. Phronie Lane of Lynchburg, and by twenty-six grandchildren and forty-four great-grandchildren; and
Whereas, her grandsons served as her pallbearers, namely: G. Ray Coker, Jr., Larry W. Coker, Jr., Dennis E. Coker, Thomas A. Coker, Michael D. Coker, Jonathan N. Thigpen, Donald G. Coker, Jr., Clarence E. Coker, Jr., and David A. Coker (who was on military duty and could not attend); and
Whereas, Mrs. Coker was an outstanding lady and a person whose beliefs and actions inspired countless individuals over the years; and
Whereas, she gave tirelessly to her community, family, and church and will be greatly missed; and
Whereas, we want her family and her many friends to know that they are in our thoughts and have our deepest sympathy. 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 sorrow at the death of Laura Jane Dennis Coker of Clarendon County and extend sympathy to her family and her many friends.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to each of Mrs. Coker's six children named above in this resolution and to her pastor, the Reverend Billy Griffith, Pastor of Turbeville Southern Methodist Church at Turbeville.