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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION
 2        WHEREAS, The members of the Senate were saddened to learn
 3    of the death of Mr. Alvin L. Parks, Sr. on June 10, 1998; and
 4        WHEREAS, He was born on July 5, 1930, the son  of  Dallas
 5    Parks,  Sr.  and  Sadie  Nicholson  Parks; he was educated at
 6    Dunbar Elementary School, Lincoln Senior High School, and the
 7    University of Arkansas; and
 8        WHEREAS, A veteran of the United States Army,  Mr,  Parks
 9    chose  a  career  as an educator in East Saint Louis District
10    #189; he also coached at Hughes-Quinn Junior High School; and
11        WHEREAS, He was affiliated with the Lincoln  Senior  High
12    Class of 1948, the University of Arkansas Alumni Association,
13    Shuqualakian  Club,  Pro-8  Civic/Social Club, and the Health
14    and Physical Education Association,  where  he  received  the
15    1979 Championship Coach of the Year Award; he also served for
16    12  years  as  Precinct  Committeeman and as Alderman for the
17    City of Centreville and established the first  Khoury  League
18    Team for Blacks in Centreville; and
19        WHEREAS,  His  passing  will be deeply felt by his family
20    and friends, especially  his  wife,  Lillian;  his  children,
21    Alvin   and   Lauren;  his  daughter-in-law,  Joe  Anne;  his
22    son-in-law, Rocco Goins; his  grandchildren,  Annalise  Parks
23    and  Lillian  Parks-Goins;  his  sister, Yvonne Hammonds; his
24    brothers, James, Dallas, and Bernard; his brother-in-law, Dr.
25    Cleveland Hammonds; his sisters-in-law, Marjorie  Parks,  Lee
26    Annie  Bonner, Bestine Tourijigian, Estine Weston, and Vivian
27    Adams; his  aunts,  Eva  Parks,  Vandy  Bee  Mays,  and  Mary
28    Gregory;  and  his  uncles, Robert Nicholson, John Nicholson,
29    and Nathaniel Triplett; therefore, be it
31    OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we note with sorrow and regret
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 1    the  death  of  Alvin  L.  Parks  and  extend   our   sincere
 2    condolences to his family and friends; and be it further
 3        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
 4    presented to his widow, Mrs. Lillian A. Parks.

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