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Ga. 119 to be dedicated in Carl Dykes memory
McLarrys Curve on Highway 84 to be officially designated in ceremony on April 16
Carl R Dykes 1971-9174 1983-1987
Carl Dykes

ATLANTA — The Georgia House passed House Resolutions 1608 and 1655 to rename portions of roads, sponsored by state Rep. Al Williams, D-Midway, during the recent session.

“It was my pleasure to honor a great man and a beloved establishment with a road naming dedication,” Williams said. “Carl Dykes was truly a hero and a giant for our community, and I know that he will not soon be forgotten. McLarry’s brought people together, and although its doors have closed, the bonds formed there will last forever.”

HR 1608 honors the memory of Carl Dykes by dedicating Highway 119 as “Carl Dykes Highway” in his memory. Dykes was a World War II veteran, former state senator and former Hinesville mayor.

The road dedication will take place during a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at West Gen. Screven Way and South Main Street in Hinesville, and refreshments will be served at the Ameris Bank meeting room immediately following the dedication.

HR 1655 honors the former establishment known as McLarry’s by dedicating a quarter mile of Highway 84 as “McLarry’s Curve” in its honor. Located in Flemington near Fort Stewart, McLarry’s was a restaurant and gas station that served Liberty County residents for 25 years. The road dedication will take place during a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. April 16.

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