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YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. — United States Congressman and YHC Trustee Buddy Carter, Class of 1977, recently paid a tribute to the lives of former YHC President Dr. Ray Farley and YHC Emeritus Trustee Jones Webb.

On Wednesday, March 2, Rep. Carter used his General Speech time to honor the life of Dr. Ray Farley, who passed away on Tuesday, February 15. He described Dr. Farley as a “longtime supporter of Young Harris College,” and he spoke highly of his 35 years of service and dedication to the growth of the institution. Farley began his time at YHC in 1955 as a history professor and went on to serve as College President for 20 years until his retirement in 1991. Carter applauded Farley’s work to “strengthen the College endowment, faculty, curriculum, and facilities.” Carter mentioned that in April 2021, Dr. Farley was awarded the Nancy Louise Haynes Stephens Sanderson Robertson Outstanding Friend Award by the Young Harris College Alumni Association for his service. Rep. Carter was a student at YHC at the time Dr. Farley was President and knew him personally, so this loss was close to home.

“His legacy and impact will be felt for many years to come,” Rep. Carter stated about Dr. Farley.

On Thursday, March 3, Carter took the opportunity during his General Speech time to honorably mention the life of Emeritus Trustee Jones Webb, who passed on Friday, February 25. He described Webb as a “dedicated servant to the College.” Carter praised Webb’s 35 years of service on the YHC Board of Trustees, including 17 years as Secretary of the Board. Webb had strong family ties to the College as his father graduated from YHC in 1916. Carter respects Mr. Webb’s intentionality in carrying on the family tradition of making YHC the best it can be for the next generation of students.

“His passion and dedication will always be remembered,” expressed Rep. Carter about Mr. Webb.

Rep. Carter concluded both his speeches by sending his thoughts and prayers to the Farley and Webb families as well as the entire Young Harris College community.

Click here to view Rep. Buddy Carter’s speeches.
Click here to read Dr. Ray Farley’s obituary.
Click here to read Mr. Jones Webb’s obituary.

About Young Harris College

Young Harris College is a private baccalaureate and master’s degree-granting institution located in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Founded in 1886 and historically affiliated with The United Methodist Church, Young Harris College educates, inspires, and empowers students through an education that purposefully integrates the liberal arts and professional studies. The College has four academic divisions: Fine Arts; Humanities; Mathematics, Science, and Technology; and Professional Studies. More than 1,400 students are enrolled in its residential and Early College programs. The College is an active member of the NCAA Division II and remains a fierce competitor in the prestigious Peach Belt Conference. For more information, visit