Current Status Bill Number:
4206Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19950511Primary Sponsor: RiceAll Sponsors: RiceDrafted Document Number: bbm\10289jm.95Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19950516Subject: Reverend Dr. and Mrs. Harold B. Sightler
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CONGRATULATING THE REVEREND DR. AND MRS. HAROLD B. SIGHTLER OF GREENVILLE COUNTY ON THE HAPPY OCCASION OF THEIR SIXTIETH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY, MAY 11, 1995, AND COMMENDING BOTH OF THESE WONDERFUL PEOPLE FOR THEIR MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO THEIR CHURCH AND COMMUNITY OVER THE YEARS.
Whereas, on May 11, 1935, a very loving couple, Harold B. Sightler and Helen Grace Vaughn of Greenville entered into the blessed state of matrimony; and
Whereas, sixty years later, as they prepare to celebrate their sixtieth wedding anniversary, these two wonderful people are still deeply in love with each other and feel truly blessed by God for the six decades He has given them as husband and wife; and
Whereas, in 1940, Dr. Sightler answered God's call to the ministry; even though he had a family to support, he enrolled at Furman University to prepare; as a young preacher, he held tent meetings in various areas of Greenville; in April, 1943, he became pastor of Mauldin First Baptist Church, and in July of that same year he became full-time pastor of Pelham Baptist Church; and
Whereas, in 1952, the great church on White House Road in Greenville was born, Tabernacle Baptist Church; the ministry of this church under the Reverend Dr. Sightler reaches out at home and abroad through its Christian Day School, Bible College, Orphan Home, and its four hundred missionaries; and
Whereas, Helen Grace Vaughn Sightler is a genuine matriarch of the church and her family; uncomplaining and generous in spirit and deed, she carried the responsibility of raising the couple's children and caring for their home while her husband was away preaching the Gospel; and
Whereas, in the early days of their ministry, Mrs. Sightler made clothing in order to earn money for her family's care; she became a master of tailoring and design; during her profession, she was employed by Heyward Mahan and Meyers-Arnold and retired from Ivey's after many years of devoted and excellent service to her many customers; and
Whereas, the Sightlers practice real family values in every way, and these two outstanding people has rendered countless hours of devoted and productive service to their church and community over many years; and
Whereas, they are the model of a happy married life, and their innumerable friends respect, admire, and love them deeply for their qualities and actions. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, congratulates the Reverend Dr. and Mrs. Harold B. Sightler of Greenville County on the happy occasion of their sixtieth wedding anniversary, May 11, 1995, and commends both of these wonderful people for their many contributions to their church and community over the years.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Reverend Dr. and Mrs. Harold B. Sightler.