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  • Honoring the Memory of Hugh Tarbutton

    by Representative Jody B. Hice

    Posted on 2015-01-13

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    HICE of Georgia asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. JODY B. HICE of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life of Mr. Hugh Tarbutton. Hugh will be fondly remembered and sorely missed.



    During his life, Hugh was many things: a husband, a father, a philanthropist, and an entrepreneur. Mr. Tarbutton attended the Sandersville high school and went on to Emory Oxford College.

    Among his many accolades, Hugh received the Emory Medal, which is the highest medal given and honor granted to Emory alumni. In addition to advancing education, Mr. Tarbutton championed economic growth in Georgia while serving as president and CEO of the Sandersville Railroad Company.

    Mr. Tarbutton is survived by his wife of 53 years, Gena, and their four children--Hugh, Jr., Charles, Ben, and Loulie--and their eight grandchildren.

    Hugh will be remembered in many ways, but to those who knew him best, he will be remembered as a great friend.

    Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me in honoring the life and legacy of Hugh Tarbutton.

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