Resolution commends life and service of former Chief Justice Armis E. Hawkins
The Mississippi Supreme Court on Wednesday, March 1, adopted a resolution commending the life and service of former Chief Justice Armis E. Hawkins. Justice Hawkins, 85, of Houston, died on Feb. 28.
The resolution signed by Chief Justice James W. Smith Jr. reads:
WHEREAS, Armis E. Hawkins of Houston, Mississippi, a former Justice, Presiding Justice, and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Mississippi, departed this life prematurely on February 28, 2006; and
WHEREAS, former Chief Justice Hawkins
WHEREAS, the members of this Court desire to express their deep sense of loss at the death of our esteemed and distinguished predecessor, former Chief Justice Armis E. Hawkins.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SUPREME COURT OF MISSISSIPPI as follows:
1. That the Supreme Court of Mississippi deeply mourns the passing of former Chief Justice Armis E. Hawkins but notes with pride and appreciation his exemplary life of dedicated service to our Nation, State, the judiciary, and the administration of justice;
2. That this Court commends the life and accomplishments of former Chief Justice Armis E. Hawkins and extends its deepest sympathy to his family upon his passing;
3. That the Clerk of this Court shall place a copy of this Resolution in the minutes of this Court and forward a copy of this Resolution to West Publishing Company for publication at an appropriate location in the Southern Reporter, Mississippi Cases, the official reports of this Court; and
4. That the Clerk of this court shall forward copies of this Resolution to the family of former Chief Justice Hawkins.
SO UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED BY THE SUPREME COURT OF MISSISSIPPI in Jackson, Mississippi, on this, the 1st day of March, 2006.
James W. Smith, Jr., Chief Justice,