State of Illinois
92nd General Assembly

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 1                          SENATE RESOLUTION

 2        WHEREAS, The members  of  the  Illinois  Senate  wish  to
 3    express  their  sincere condolences to the family and friends
 4    of James B. "Jim" Upchurch, who passed away  on  February  4,
 5    2001; and

 6        WHEREAS,  James B. Upchurch was born on July 17, 1934, in
 7    Taylorville, Illinois,  to Paul and Edna Alexander  Upchurch;
 8    and

 9        WHEREAS, Mr. Upchurch was a graduate of the University of
10    Illinois  where  he  was a member of the Triangle Engineering
11    Fraternity of architects, scientists, and engineers; and

12        WHEREAS, Mr. Upchurch founded Upchurch and Associates  in
13    1970 with offices in Mattoon, Hillside, and Decatur; and

14        WHEREAS,  Mr.  Upchurch was a member of the Scottish Rite
15    Valley of Springfield, Ansar Shrine of Springfield,  and  the
16    Cornbelt  Shrine  Club;  he  was  a  member and served on the
17    boards of numerous engineering, environmental, and  surveying
18    organizations;  he  also  was a member at St. John's Lutheran
19    Church; and

20        WHEREAS, The passing of James B. Upchurch will be  deeply
21    felt by all who knew and loved him, especially his wife, Sue;
22    his  step-daughter,  Lisa  Williamson;  his  brother,  George
23    (wife,  Natalie)  Upchurch;  his sisters, Bea (husband, Alan)
24    Buchanan,  and  Joyce  Ann  (husband,  Gerald)  Miller;   his
25    grandsons,  Phillip  and Vinny Upchurch and Derek Williamson;
26    and his many nieces and nephews; therefore, be it

28    ASSEMBLY  OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn, along with
29    all who knew him, the death of James B. Upchurch of  Mattoon,
30    Illinois; and be it further
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 1        RESOLVED,  That  a  suitable  copy  of this resolution be
 2    presented to the family of James B. Upchurch with out sincere
 3    condolences.

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