|| Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the memory of Bobbie Gene ``Bob'' Lann, who passed away September 15, 2006, in Magnolia, Arkansas at the age of 79.
After serving in the Unites States Army, Bob Lann moved to Stamps, Arkansas, where he lived for twenty-two years. Bob served as captain of the Stamps Fire Department, served on the Stamps City Council and was charter president of the Stamps Jaycees. He was also ordained as a Deacon of the First Baptist Church where he was also treasurer and Sunday school Superintendent.
Bob later moved to Magnolia, Arkansas, where he opened Furniture Land. He was active in the community by serving as president of the Magnolia Columbia Chamber of Commerce, as a member of the Rotary Club and Optimist Club and Deacon at Central Baptist Church.
Bob Lann was an avid bluegrass fan and loved playing the fiddle with his friends.
My deepest condolences go to his wife of fifty-nine years, Bobbie Ruth Coffman Lann; his daughter, Ameta Vines and her husband Johnny; his son Randy Lann and wife Cindy; his two grandchildren Julia Lann and Brad Lann; his step granddaughter, Toni Dickinson and his step great-granddaughter Emilee Dickinson. Bob Lann will be greatly missed in Columbia County and throughout the state of Arkansas.