GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
Whereas, Loyd Edward Auman, a lifelong resident of Cumberland County, was born on September 23, 1916; and
Whereas, Loyd Edward Auman received a bachelors degree in agricultural education from North Carolina State University in 1937, and a principal's certificate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1946; and
Whereas, Loyd Edward Auman began his 23-year career in public education as a teacher at 71st High School, where he taught from 1937 to 1942; and
Whereas, Loyd Edward Auman proudly served his country during World War II as a member of the United States Army Air Corps; and
Whereas, after his military service, Loyd Edward Auman returned to Cumberland County, where he served as principal of 71st High School from December of 1945 to June of 1968, and as principal of J.W. Coon Elementary School from July of 1968 to June of 1977; and
Whereas, Loyd Edward Auman's interest in education was evident by his memberships on the Cumberland County Library Board and the Cumberland County Unit of the North Carolina Association of Educators, of which he also served as president; and
Whereas, Loyd Edward Auman served as coach for both boys and girls sports from 1946 to 1948, and continued to coach girls basketball until 1955; and
Whereas, Loyd Edward Auman was a member of the 71st Athletic Council and initiated a fund drive to build an athletic field at 71st High School; and
Whereas, as a tribute to Loyd Edward Auman's service to education, an elementary school and the 71st High School Athletic Field bear his name; and
Whereas, Loyd Edward Auman greatly contributed to his community serving as a member and past president of the 71st Ruritan Club and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Lake Rim Fire Department; and
Whereas, Loyd Edward Auman was a devoted member of the MacPherson Presbyterian Church, serving as a deacon, elder, superintendent, and Sunday School teacher; and
Whereas, Loyd Edward Auman was a member of the Auman family basketball team from 1940 to 1941, which placed first runner-up in the National Family Basketball Tournament during that time, and was the leading softball home run hitter in Cumberland County from 1940 to 1941; and
Whereas, Loyd Edward Auman was a master gardener and upon his retirement from the public school system turned his hobby of growing muscadine grapes into a vocation, growing 40 varieties of grapes and raising over 400 vines; and
Whereas, today, the 71st Ruritan Club operates the vineyard; and
Whereas, with the death of Loyd Edward Auman on February 8, 1994, Cumberland County and the State of North Carolina lost a most able, outstanding, devoted, and loyal citizen; and
Whereas, Loyd Edward Auman is survived by his wife, Louise Lindsay Auman; his daughters, Mary Auman McLean and Elizabeth Auman Visser; and his son, Edward Auman;
Section 1. The General Assembly honors the life and memory of Loyd Edward Auman and expresses the appreciation of this State for the service he rendered.
Section 2. The General Assembly extends its deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Loyd Edward Auman for their loss.
Section 3. The Secretary of State shall transmit a certified copy of this resolution to the family of Loyd Edward Auman.
Section 4. This resolution is effective upon ratification.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 24th day of June, 1997.
Dennis A. Wicker
President of the Senate
Harold J. Brubaker
Speaker of the House of Representatives