A JOINT RESOLUTION HONORING THE LIFE AND MEMORY OF WILLIAM McDUFFIE OLIVER WHO SERVED HIS STATE AND COUNTY WITH HONOR, DEVOTION AND DISTINCTION. WHEREAS, This Body has learned with extreme regret of the death of the Honorable William McDuffie Oliver of Robeson County, on March 7, 1965; and
WHEREAS, William McDuffie Oliver has been a distinguished citizen of his County, State and Nation, having served Robeson County in the House of Representatives in 1927, following in the footsteps of his illustrious father, the late James Shepard Oliver, who served from Robeson County in the 1901 and other Sessions; and
WHEREAS, William McDuffie Oliver served his community in many worthwhile capacities, including his service during World War II as Executive Secretary of the Robeson County unit of the Office of Price Administration; he was a devoted churchman, serving for twenty-five years as Superintendent of the Sunday School and for forty years as a member of the official board of Olivet Methodist Church; and
WHEREAS, the General Assembly of North Carolina desires to commemorate the life of the Honorable William McDuffie Oliver and his services to his County and his State and to express its deep sorrow sustained by his death:
Section 1. That in the death of the Honorable William McDuffie Oliver both the State of North Carolina and the County of Robeson have lost an able, loyal and devoted citizen and the General Assembly, by this Resolution wishes to give formal expression of its deep and sincere appreciation of his life and character and its gratitude for his public service.
Sec. 2. That the Secretary of State is directed to forward a certified copy of this Resolution to members of his family at Marietta, North Carolina.
Sec. 3. This Resolution shall become effective upon its adoption.