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Samuel Cooper Inman, a ﬁfth-generation Atlantan, died Aug. 23 at age 83. He was the son of Mildred Cooper Inman and Hugh T. Inman; the grandson of Emily Caroline MacDougald Inman and Edward H. Inman, builders of the Swan House; and great-grandson of Samuel M. Inman, one of the founders of Georgia Tech and Agnes Scott College. After graduating from Marist High School, he entered Georgia Tech and remained until he was drafted into the Army at the end of World War II. He served in the Army as a new recruit instructor for one year. He then entered the University of Georgia, Atlanta Division, and graduated with a business degree, majoring in ﬁnance. He joined MacDougald Construction Company and participated in building the ﬁrst sections of interstate highways through downtown Atlanta. During his career, he built many miles of local highways I-75, I-85, I-20, I-285 and GA-400, as well as some substantial improvements at the Hartsﬁeld, Charley Brown and Peachtree Dekalb airports. He was a past president of the Georgia Highway Contractors Association and its treasurer for more than 20 years. In 1977, he sold MacDougald Construction Company, its subsidiary Georgia Lightweight Aggregate Company, Donzi Lane Landﬁll and its share of MacDougald-Warren to its long-time partner, Warren Brothers, and its new owner, Ashland Oil Company. Remaining with the new company APAC, he became responsible for all operations in Georgia, Alabama and Florida, as well as some special large-scale bridge and subway projects in Mobile, Ala., Alexandria, Va. and Baltimore. He retired in 1989. Sam was a member of Chi Phi fraternity, The Piedmont Driving Club, The Capital City Club, The Commerce Club, The Racquet Club, The Society of Colonial Wars, The 300 Club of Atlanta, the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, the Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem and the international Christian philanthropic organization dating from the Middle Ages. He is survived by his wife, Florence Ricker Inman; his sister, Mimi Inman Bryant; his son, Edward H. Inman II; and eight grandchildren. He is also survived by his friend and secretary of 21 years, Cheryl Pearson. The family would like to thank devoted caregivers Sonia Davis, Pat Richards and Cindy Robertson.
Road Builders Hold Receptions
T he G e org ia Highw ay C ont r ac t or s Association held the second in a series of receptions around the state for members and guests of the association on July 20 in Tifton. Receptions are open to the members and guests of both GHCA and GAPA. The second event had a turnout of more than 100 of the industry’s top leaders and representatives. Food, drinks and fellowship were enjoyed by all. Special guests Rep. Jay Roberts (R-Ocilla) and GDOT board member Jim Cole (District 8) addressed the crowd on legislative issues related to transportation. Rep. Roberts outlined the importance of supporting both SR 821 and HB 277 as ways to increase funding at GDOT. The next reception will be held in Savannah on Nov. 23. Once reception venues are established, notiﬁcation will be sent to the membership.
GDOT board member Jim Cole discusses the upcoming GDOT construction program with GHCA President Mike Williams.
Eugene A. “Gene” Mann, of Eastman, died Aug. 8 at age 84. He was born in Lakeworth, Fla., was a member of the First Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the aircraft carrier U.S. Bunker Hill. A 1956 civil engineering graduate from Georgia Tech he was the former owner/operator of E.A. Mann & Company Inc., and, in 2007, received the lifetime achievement award from the Georgia Highway Contractors Association, where he was a former director and past president. Mann is survived by his wife, Beverly Gilbert Mann; his son, Chip Mann; daughters Cindy Mann Headley and Cathy H. Duke and seven grandchildren.
GHCA members Darryl Robinson of Robinson Paving, Jeff Richmond Jr. of Roadtec Inc. and Michael Bell of CW Matthews Contracting enjoy fellowship at the latest GHCA reception.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Transportation Builder - Fall 2010
Georgia Transportation Builder - Fall 2010
Road Investments Make an Impact
Unclogging Georgia’s Arteries
Health-Care Reform is Final… Now What?
Decision 2010: Vote YES on Referendum #3
News & Notes
Index to Advertisers
Georgia Transportation Builder - Fall 2010