(Extensions of Remarks - June 20, 2012)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1093]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]



                        HON. H. MORGAN GRIFFITH

                              of virginia

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, June 20, 2012

  Mr. GRIFFITH of Virginia. Mr. Speaker, I submit these remarks in 
honor of Steven Andrew Mullins, a devoted businessman and member of the 
Salem and greater Roanoke Valley communities, who passed away Saturday, 
June 9th at the age of 62.
  Born on November 8, 1949, Steven was an athlete, student, and great 
friend to those around him. Everyone seemed to know Steve or know of 
him. In 1968, he graduated from Andrew Lewis High School, and then went 
on to obtain a Business Degree from the University of Georgia in 1973.
  His first attempt at running a small business came in 1973 in Salem, 
VA when he and his father, Harold, opened Steve's Famous Hot Dogs with 
only $500 in initial capital. Doing what he loved most, serving his 
community, Steve's business exploded with success and spread throughout 
the region to 17 different locations.
  Later, Steve helped open Famous Anthony's in 1986. These business 
ventures helped Steve discover his interest in real estate, and he 
eventually became known as one of the best commercial realtors in the 
Roanoke Valley.
  Despite all of Steve's business success, his brother Brad found only 
one accolade in his brother's lock box. It was a printout of the motion 
Steve made to form Salem City Schools. At the time, the schools were 
part of Roanoke County schools, so--as a member of the Salem City 
School Board--Steve made the motion to form Salem's independent school 
district. Described by many as a man with a passion that is hard to 
understand, this is just another example of Steve wanting to do well 
for his community.
  My thoughts and prayers go out to Steve's family and loved ones. His 
love for his family, neighbors, community, and contributions will 
always be remembered and cherished in Salem and throughout the Roanoke